Walleye may be the most sought after fish on Wakami, but there were also northern pike patrolling every point, hump and weedbed. And as a long-time pike enthusiast, that was fine with me. On several occasions, I got into pike action that was almost ridiculous. During a 90-minute session one evening, I landed a pike on every fourth or fifth cast, all in the same soccer field-sized bay. So I can’t begin to imagine how many toothy critters were in the lake as a whole.
And to mix it up, there was also no shortage of yellow perch, which I landed on tiny spinners, four-inch-long lures and everything in between.