, my go to lures for early season pike would be (in this order):
1. Banjo Minnow (Yes, this lure works!)
2. Inline spinner (e.g. Mepps Aglia #4 or #5)
3. Lazy Ike
I like spoons too, but I prefer to use them later in the season. Go small on these lures and vary the retrieve.
Nam D. Nguyen
Nguyen's Fishing Adventures