Spawning Pike

So to try and combat the east wind curse instead of going after trout today I decided to go after Pike on Loch Lomond. To cut a long story short I caught nothing however did manage to watch several Pike spawning amongst the weeds.

Loch Lomond

This was after I had covered an enormous amount of water. The loch was a lot lower than several weeks ago when I caught my first pike from a loch. It meant I could wade very far out and cover lots of water.

From what I read Pike are not interested in feeding when they are spawning although the post spawn time can be a bonanza – this was the reason I headed down today.


  1. Pete · April 21, 2008

    I went fishing in Loch Lomond on a trip to Scotland a few years ago. Some BIG pike in there. Try going next week when they’re done spawning and looking to eat anything that moves. Nice work on the previous pike. Don’t know how I missed that post.

  2. Alistair · April 21, 2008

    Exactly why I headed to the loch – I was hoping that they had finsihed spwning by now, alas, it was not to be.

    I want to catch my first double on the fly – so looking forward to it!

  3. Andy · April 21, 2008

    Hey Alistair – just thought I’d let you know, went fishing on the kelvin this morning from 6am – 7:30. A couple of trout rising intermittently (no hatches) so I thought I’d try the dropper off the hook and I had an interesting experience…….

    I was fishing black gnat type of dry with a nymph – a trout hit the dry and I struck into it, but when I got it to me I realised I had foul-hooked it with the nymph just behind the head. That’s probably why it felt larger than it was. 🙂

    Oh well, it was returned (relatively) unharmed but I’m sure it didn’t appreciate being dragged in like that after it got away with nibbling the dry

  4. Alistair · April 21, 2008

    Yup – I find fishing with a dropper does that a lot !
    Good to know the trout were rising though 🙂

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