take bread slightly wet it and make it into a hard ball put the hook in it and using a large bobber hooked up short 3' to the dough ball, and then hang on the cats will fight over it. If the bread falls apart too soon then you need to compact it more. On our Canada fishing trips we go after 20 + lb pike. Hooking one of these monsters is like hooking to the back of a Jeep and trying to stop it, then the fish comes straight back at you faster than you can reel, then it all starts over with a giant run away. This last 10-20 minutes. I compare a 25 lb pike caught and released to a trophy buck that's how much fun it is. Fishing trip vs hunting trip it's all the same. Giant pike fishing is just like stalking for deer slow quiet, it does kill the shoulder though after 200 casts or more per day. Mix in a few eagles, bears, moose, cold beverages and man what a trip. I started going to Canada in 1971.