Saved By The Pike
Photos: Christoffer, Anders
"Hungry for biting fish and running reels."
It was October, trout season had come to an end, we hadn’t caught many fish, we where hungry. Hungry for biting fish and running reels.
We were longing for the sight of a reel screaming and water splashing in slow motion. A hooked fish, a big fat smile and a disappearing fly line.
We decided that pike was the fish to aim for. It bites in october. If we really wanted to, we should able to find one pike for each of us. We don’t have pike waters in our neighborhood but we where prepared to drive to reach one. Since we are born in areas with pike we know what kind of places too look for. An hour with google maps and we had decided were to go. It was one hundred kilometers away. That’s ok for a daytrip, especially when you’re desperate. But we had never been there before and it was a chance. We decided to go.
We parked the car and put our gear together. It was a foggy morning, impossible to see more than twenty meters ahead.
The wind was coming from southwest, 4-5 m/s. Perfect conditions. The coastline looked exactly like we expected it. Shallow, muddy water. Bays and rocks. It took us about thirty minutes before we hooked the first one. Not that big, but nice looking.