July is supposed to be the hardest month for pike fishers. I agree but sometimes its quite not so. This pike might not be super big, but it was giving me a good go! This happened on the second throw after i hit one of my "sure" spots. It attacked twice hard in the surface before I hooked it. It was in 2 meters of water in the middle of weed. Quite quickly the pike was in the boat. The new lure was not as lucky, it never recovered the beating and had to retire (it only swam barrel after this). On top of this i got 3 smaller pikes during my trip. So no that bad but not super either.