Pick a fight with a toothy pike at these key lakes across the upper Midwest
February 1, 2006
1. NORTH DAKOTA
HOT SPOTS TO FISH: A perennial favorite in the Peace Garden State is Devils Lake, a vast (and expanding) inland sea of pike-angling opportunity near the town of the same name. Because of the lake's size, you might have to roam around a bit.
BEST BAITS: Hit shallow areas near submerged trees, setting your baits within 4 feet of the bottom.