It sometimes feels like fish are simply toying with us. For this northern pike, I’d say that’s the case.
Sometimes, no matter how hard you try, you simply can’t get a fish to bite. This video highlights that frustration perfectly. As you’ll see, this angler is working a jointed crankbait on the surface of some crystal-clear water – and it has aroused the attention of a big northern pike.
Watch this incredible footage of a cat-and-mouse game being played – but who will be the first to concede?
It’s enough to drive you crazy, right?! We’ve all been in that boat before, and unfortunately, there’s not much one can do but watch with hopeless frustration.
This video does highlight why having a throwback bait rigged and ready – a jig in this case – might just have turned the tables on this lazy fish. Lesson learned.