Pike On The Fly
There is nothing quite like pike on the fly, especially in fall. Battle lake in central Alberta is often overshadowed by the much bigger and nearby Pigeon Lake. Do not overlook this small pike lake for it's high quantity of medium sized pike and reported trophy whitefish.
Pike are always my targeted fish whenever I am not fishing for trout so I will always start with the Yellow Bunny Leech, on this day it was all I needed. Casting into almost any weed bed and retrieving quickly almost always produced a pike. In three hours of fishing I caught over 15 pike ranging in size from 16" up to 23" and they hit like freight trains. I am used to pike feeling like a snag when they take the fly, but these hit hard and ran hard. More than once I had to use the fighting butt on my 8wt to pull them away from the weeds.
Almost everyone who fishes has fished for pike at some point in their lives, most haven't caught one on the fly. Get yourself an 8-10wt rod, some bunny leeches, wire leader and go give pike fly fishing a try. Once you get your first fish, you will be hooked too.