Re: Lonely 10wt seeks big beautiful toothy fish...
I did a week on the Boundary Waters between Minnesota and Canada on a float trip. Some mornings we would catch fish and fillet them for breakfast (paddling gear and food around for a week isn't that bad, but portaging it is no fun). I can vouch for fresh pike being very tasty. As far as catching them, they seem to be very partial to a speedy, jittery retrieve and are quite prone to get-out-of-my-face antagonistic strikes. As soon as the fly hits the water be prepared for an aggressive strike. In fact, sometimes a "bad" cast where the fly smacks the water is just what you need for enticing a pike, but I'm going to have to defer here to the likes of more accomplished pike-catchers (like DiverDan!).
Working out a way to convince my university to allow me to hold my TA office hours on the nearby creek...