Anyone who fishes the Fox Chain-o-Lakes in Northern IL knows that catching northern pike is about as hard, if not harder, than catching muskies up there. Fortunately, I found a bait that consistently puts big pike in the boat on the Chain, the C.S. Lures spinner #5 in Red/White. Not one, not two, but three northern pike over 36" have been boated this spring on this specific bait. On top of the consistent fish catching, I've found the quality of craftsmanship to be superior to many of the big-production lures available at a higher cost. My blade has not lost any paint, and the skirt has withstood over 20 pike without becoming tattered and torn. If it ever does get worn out, these lures are so affordable that I won't have any issues with buying two or three to replace my one even though I already have three in the same pattern. If your local bait shop isn't carrying these baits, you need to convince them that they need C.S. Lures in stock.