Had this discussion on the boat with a buddy of mine one knight the other year, and we were discussing how we have never caught a pike after dark (except for in canada). Then later that night around 10pm, boom he catches a pike just as it was completely dark out. :lol:
aside from canada, I have seen very few pike hit at night, maybe 3 or 4 in my life, and most of those were on tipups in the ice season.
Yeah, since they are primarily sight feeders, you either really have to have something loud for them, or almost knock them in the head with a more subtle bait. We have also caught some on jigs w/ live bite while walleye fishing at night.
Defintly have caught 90% of Pike before dark , but on Delavan one never knows. Matt and i had a rare occurence as we were about to head into the resort onDelavan after a long day of fishing. At about 845 started thrwoing buzzbait one last time and we proceded to catch 3-4 pike with at least 7-8 misses from what i recall. These fish were just attacking the sound that was irratating them. Made for a fun end of the nite.