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Yeah, spoons will definitely stay high when trolled, so you would need to slow down and/or add weight to keep them down at all. Sometimes pike will hit right near the surface, but not always. Usually I've gotten 'em a bit below the surface, but not real deep in the conditions you're likely to have.

I've had my best action for pike in the 30ish inch and better class on 5-8 inch minnow baits, body baits and swimbaits (that run well at the given speed) at speeds depending upon water temperature, which has typically been about 3.5 mph or more for surface temps in the mid 60s to low 70s.
 
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