Full week off from work and on tuesday I drove to the cottage. The weather forecast seemed perfect for pikes. small wind (4 m/s), cloudy and possible rain. The water temperature was close to 15 C so its starting to get better also. But.. again the fishing was not that easy. Either the super low water level at the lake and still "too" warm water is affecting the fishing.. or I simply do not know in the fall where to fish them. But there is something wrong, because there should be at least small pikes feeding although the bigger ones are somewhere deep. On top of bad eating I managed to bust my thumb when jumping in the boat (now my hand is totally blue and could not fish on friday at all) and also my rod broke when casting a BigMcRubber.. tough luck. All in all quite lousy week with the total of only 5 pikes. But on the bright side, it can only get better from this! In two week I will be heading for to fish on the sea in search for the big pikes! Counting days already :).