How to use deadbaits for pike


Deadbait fishing for pike is an artform in itself, and when done successfully it can lead to catching the bigger pike in the lake, river or canal.

Jan Porter is a big fan of fishing deadbaits, and can't wait until the leaves turn brown and fall gracefully to the floor as that marks the perfect time to get armed with frozen and fresh baits and head out to catch a few big pike.

We caught up with Jan on the banks of a vast stillwater to find out how best to approach deadbait fishing for pike, what tackle is required, the bite indication necessary and the type of baits that work best.

And on top of that, Jan's alarms screamed and he managed to bank a few doubles too!