lure_fisherman : thanks a ton for that.
ken : i was told that the pike in scotland are pretty inactive (unlike in england) and the best way to hook them would probably be dead bait. i actually want to try the floating lure for bass. i know they are still here. everytime i go to the sea i see anglers fishing off this embarkment with pier rods hook. iam limited to a spinning rod though.
as for the pike in the canals, going to try my luck with storm shads without the treble.
ps: ken don't come back it miserable up here. snow predicted for the week. and not to mention the flooding