Headed to the sea cabin for a long weekend with my father. I was checking the forecasts many times per day before the trip and they were not promising.. Sea level -30 cm, north wind, sunny and sudden night coldness of -9 degrees. So the odds were stacking against us. But you cant choose the weather so you just have to try your best. So here is how it all went; friday 0 in 4 hours, saturday 2 in 6 hours, sunday 0 in 6 hours, monday 2 in 5 hours. It was as bad as I feared or maybe even worse. Divided: father 1 & me 3 pikes. You can imagine this required patiense and faith. The last day saved the entire trip! We went to a canal type of section with small bays and grass/weed sections. It was getting close to midday and we decided to try a promising looking bay with big rocks and weed with 3 meters of quite murky water.
I was casting with Savage gear 4Play and noticed a following pike, no strike. Casted again and saw a swirl of water in the surface as the pike struck or swam past it. I quickly changed to mcrubber to see if it would strike that. Nothing. Then changed to spinner bait Da bush from Savage gear, tuned with a jig tail. First cast and i felt a good hard strike and the fish was on! Soon i realised it was not the same that followed my lure earlier, but a much bigger one. It made a few spurts but was quite fast netted for quick measurements and photos before it was released back to grow. Suddenly all my motivation was back again after such hard previous days! Also it was my first ever spinner bait pike.
we had a quick coffee and sandwich pause on the shore, then tried one more cast to the same spot.. and on that cast landed another ok sized pike with the same spinner bait. After that it was silent again. The feeding was fast and furious.
All in all hardest fishing ever, but luckily we had a reward at the end.
Species & size: Pike, 5,9 kg & 95 cm
Time of day: around 12.00
Weather: Sunny / part cloudy, 2 m/s wind from the north, ca. + 9 C
Fishing style: Casting
Depth at catch site: ca. 3 m
Lure: Savage Gear DaBush (Silver, copper, yellow + jig tail)