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I know that gobies now consist of 75% of the smallmouth bass diet but I was wondering if gobies are a higher percentage of the diet pike now too or if the majority is perch,bluegills,bass other pike ect or if its 50/50

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i have no real data to back this up but i would think that since gobys prefer hard bottom and pike tend to be more weed oriented that gobys would make up less of the pike diet.

 

that said pike are very opportunistic and will take whats available.

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13 minutes ago, ifishy said:

i have no real data to back this up but i would think that since gobys prefer hard bottom and pike tend to be more weed oriented that gobys would make up less of the pike diet.

 

that said pike are very opportunistic and will take whats available.

Thank you so goby colors wont be as effective as perch and bluegill colors unless they are holding in rocks or areas near hard bottom 

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I catch a lot of pike in the middle of the creek on a hard bottom . Using Senko style baits fished slowly on bottom . So yeah I think they eat a lot of gobies  

 

Got this guy today 

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2 hours ago, HB2 said:

I catch a lot of pike in the middle of the creek on a hard bottom . Using Senko style baits fished slowly on bottom . So yeah I think they eat a lot of gobies  

 

Got this guy today 

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Nice fish

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Again opportunistic middle of the channel is still near the edges if pike are hungry they will eat anything so goby colors work just fine as those are also crayfish colors and smallmouth colors and rockbass colors. If pike are real active Brite colors will draw fish in from father away. I never said they don't eat goby's only that I would guess it would be a smaller part if thier diet than it is for smallmouth. Fish behavior often follows tendancys that you can use but the rules are not hard and fast the fish will try to go where there is food and try to avoid danger

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9 hours ago, ifishy said:

Again opportunistic middle of the channel is still near the edges if pike are hungry they will eat anything so goby colors work just fine as those are also crayfish colors and smallmouth colors and rockbass colors. If pike are real active Brite colors will draw fish in from father away. I never said they don't eat goby's only that I would guess it would be a smaller part if thier diet than it is for smallmouth. Fish behavior often follows tendancys that you can use but the rules are not hard and fast the fish will try to go where there is food and try to avoid danger

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True in my experience things like this can make the difference between having a 10 or 20 fish day when they arent as active

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