Deep pike fishing

I meant to catch some large zander in a small lake near my home this weekend. An early morning, 3am, but the sun was already up, and as usual no competition on the best spots of the lake. Going for the large zander lurking in the pelagic regions of the lake, and we soon found them - or that is what we thought. A good clear echo on 10 metres of depth, immedeately going for the 20cm shad that we offered. BAM!...and it was gone together with the jig - probably pike. 
Half an hour later it was time again, fish on 8 metres of water this time, the bottoom at 16 metres.  The jig went down and the fish reacted, and hit the jig on 6 metres. We could tell that it was a good fish, but what species? A minute later it came to the surface - pike again.
And that was how the day continued, the zander kept reacting and neglecting our baits and the only fish biting was the pike. Landing some nice fish between 75 - 90 cm. So if You are going to Sweden in the next couple of weeks, go for the pike and do not fear to fish deep. (All fish was standing in between 6-11 metres).

Attach a picture of Mr Daniel Stolt and one of the pikes. Caught in a lake in the area of Sommenbygd in the region of Östergötland.



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