After suffering from Pneumonia for a little over a week I was a little skeptical should i got to the lake at all. They day started super sunny and warm and around 14.00 I just could not lay on the couch anymore. It was pure torture. I quickly put my gear together and decided to go for a quick spin in this breeding bay i had discovered 2 weeks ago. I arrived to the spot after about 10 minutes drive by boat. I quietly rowed the last 20 meters for not to scare the fishes. I anchored myself and starter casting deep inside the grass. after getting lots of surface attacks but nothing hooked and trying about 4 different lures it finally started to happen.
I switched to silver/black Rapala weedless magnum minnow spoon. After few throws i felt a huge attack! After one big splash the fish went underwater. It was like reeling in a big log through the grasses. Near the boat it made a big final rush. My brake was quite tight and still it managed to pull out some line. For a second there I was afraid it was too tight and I would lose the fish. Luckily it was quite securely hooked and I managed to get the beast in the net quite quickly.
After quickly measuring and weighting it I released it back to the lake. This was also the first time that i got a bigger pike on video, since usually it seems like a curse, If I bring the GoPro I get only small pikes and if i do not bring it I get something big..
Check out the video in the Video Gallery!
Species & size: Pike, 95 cm, 7 kg
Time of day: around 14.30
Weather: Sunny, 1 m/s wind from the southwest, ca. + 18 C
Fishing style: Casting
Depth at catch site: ca. 2 m
Lure: Rapala weedless magnum minnow spoon