"Pike fishing and I go way back. And, this species can be caught in any conditions, from the depths to the surface of the water, in summer and in winter... even a novice can catch a pike!
I always bring along two types of rods: a Medium Heavy (MH) power spinning rod and a Heavy casting (H) rod. The first one allows me to fish the banks with small hard baits, or spinnerbaits. The casting rod allows me to fish with heavier lures, or lures that are likelier to stay on the line: texas soft lures, large spinners, articulated baits, etc."