Its my favorite time of the ice fishing season to chase after pike. Mid to late march the sun is shining the warmer temperatures make it much more comfortable to fish and it seems to make the fish more active as there appetite increases. Not having to hide from the wind or the cold in a tent or shack and being able to fish wearing just a sweater or T shirt sitting in a lawn chair drinking a cold one cant be beat.
My favorite method is drilling two holes, one with a tip up or jaw jacker and to bait it with a 5-7″ frozen herring (buy a bag at superstore for $10) on a double treble hook set up and suspend it 6″ off the bottom. Then I sit and jig on the other hole. I usually fish in 6-8ft of water this time of year I find the pike like to cruise around more in the shallower water when its warm in the plus temps. Make sure to get out and catch the best time of the hard water fishing season before it ends! Good Luck!