Second Rule – find feeding Pike…

I thought it was perfect conditions for Pike today – it was cloudy, warm and a slight breeze. Turns out the conditions don’t matter if the Pike are not in the mood – turns out you have got to go hunting and change all your tactics. If the first rule of pike fishing is “First, find your Pike”, then the second is “find a feeding Pike” – well I managed to comply with the first rule no problem – although they just kind of sat there – or did a quick bolt as soon as my fly hit the water. I managed to winkle a couple out after a couple of hours however things were definitely different.

I ended up heading for another spot which was not shielded from the wind like my first spot. At this place the waves were crashing into the weeds and there were a few scary moments when the waves came right up my back. I will just stay for ten mins I told myself and then I will head home….

Bang, bang, bang – five pike one after the other – all on my white EP fibre streamer – they must have been sitting right next to the weeds hiding in the waves.

I walked along the shore and located another similar spot – another two although they were a lot smaller than the others – still it shows to go you that if Pike are not in the mood in one place then they might be in the mood at another.


  1. Nice work there Alistair. Were the baitfish busting through the surface, or was it all subdued?

    No fishing for me today, but went for a walk along the Luggie and the trout were rising, got to get out, aaaargh

  2. Hey Campbell – aye the bait fish were on the move and I seen them scattering a few times – never cam eto anything though. Good to hear trout were rising on the Luggie – my penance was of course yesterday when I had to lay a laminate floor in my study – one room down – three to go 🙁

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