Again had the opportunity to go for a quick spins on saturday and sunday mornings (6.30-8.30). Again they promised quite heavy winds so for that reason also went early when it was still a bit calmer. Saturday morning started a little quiet. Nothing for the first 1,5 hours.. All i managed to do was lose the anchor to the rocks and had to cut the rope.. sigh. But maybe i was lucky in a way, because I was about to go home because in the wind without anchor its hard to fish the edge of the grasses. I decided to try one spot anyways that was a bit more open space so that i could just drift in the wind and fish. After few casts this nice pike in the video decided to eat my Da Bush Red Silver Flash (again that was the only lure accepted by the pikes on both days.)
The pike did almost 360 around the boat so in that sense it was good i lost the anchor :D so there was no risk on entanglement to the anchor rope. After a relatively short fight i manage to net it and quickly removed the hook that was neatly in the lip. Had to use jaw opener because the mouth was shut tightly and i rather not shove the plyers in by force. After quick measurements it was released back to grow and it dashed right away back in to the deep.
Species & size: Pike, 4,9 kg & 91 cm
Time of day: around 8.00
Weather: Sunny, wind 4 m/s north, ca. + 10 C
Fishing style: Casting
Depth at catch site: ca. 1,5 m - 2 m
Lure: Savage Gear - Da´Bush 42 g / RS Red Silver Flash (with a jig applied to the back hook)
Next morning the same spot gave me 4 pikes (2 more that were dropped before the boat). Not big ones but still nice. All in all successful short trips.