First of all I have to mention how great ‘Santa’ was to me. . . . . Various Lures (which will be uploaded soon) IMA lure vest and various other fishing bits and bobs. . . . .
Boxing Day Pike:
After much consideration we decided on a location and set off for our chosen pike lake. The weather was mild but very very windy. . . . I could for see problems!
We arrived shortly after 10a.m and began to fish the reedy shallow side of the lake but the wind made it impossible to fish. We moved over to the other side where we began to hook up into small jack pike around the 2-4lb mark.
Already delighted by our efforts we took a short break, re-assessed out tactics and set back to work.
Then we hooked into another two decent sized fish. . . .
It was not long before we hooked into a big one!!!!
Using our hand painted large 180mm lures (see earlier post on blog) we chugged it along the surface slowly and ensuring we got a good rattle and BANG! Fish on!
A very plump 9+ pound pike was landed . . . . we both could not believe it . . . . what a way to spend a day!
A fantastic days fishing and what made it better was that we used a combination of old and new lures. These pike were caught on: storm chug bugs, hand painted lures, small bought minnow style plugs and I even had a few takes on wave worms, but found it hard to get the hook set.
To finish the day I hooked a small but perfect little jack . . . .