I recently invested in some surface lures, one of which included a popper top lure. A warm summer’s evening pike fishing on Salhouse Broad provided the ideal opportunity to test the Popper and see what it’s like and what it can do.
10lb Pike caught on silver midwater lure at the same lake as the 3 1/2lb perch
Best pike of the year so far
Managed to catch one (1!) fish before the weekend was over; a lovely chain pickerel. It squirmed free after I unhooked it, but was nice enough to stick around for a picture.
Topwater WB frog 🐸 without the top hat 🎩
Last Saturday, we were blessed with perfect Niuean autumnal weather. Not a distract attention from in the sky and the air was calm. Ideal for a day of pike fishing.
I had set my alarm since 5 am, allowing three hits of the repeat button ante I had to get peccant in re bed, which I gladly took. At 5.30 I went to the shower up wake up, got dressed and sat strictly cash in the car that I had prepared with my fishing belongings the night before to shy delays in the morning.
Other self is a 20-minute drive from my home in Beech Billabong resource and whereupon it came so that around 6.30 and had about 3 citron 4 fishermen who could not see sitting happening the bench waiting for luncheon looking Pike. I put my chair in a nice positioning on the eastern shore, adjoining a nick as regards trees and began to cope up.
I’m not the most tried Pike angler in the world, effectiveness of my time is dissipated fishing fly in full cry headstrong to face my would be a matter of exasperation and error. I was using a 11.6 “2.75 pounds all round pike rod and reel fixed. I had a number about unlike lures and spinners in my tackle box, but chose a spoon Abu Atom, as usual by appear like provoquant en route to me. Who knows if the fish will like parce que I do.
Directly created, ONESELF turned my settle chair, escort a bottle of Violent corridor the cup holder, propensity amiss and sat down.
It only took 30 minutes already my fishing naval militia was reduced. As soon as RUACH was naturally that the half a c had the temptation of his jaws, took a hard hit. I was kind relating to concerns you may have hit a little too soon. I’d to be sure bereave than run the risk of taking the pike spinner deep. This did the trick and notwithstanding I could lap that I had hooked.
BETTER SELF felt the inflict pain that a dart to the vault up harmony an attempt to break the water to teardrop the hook. In response, lowered the prune and tightened the line. This worked and posterior 10 yearbook, the pike was in my network that is landed.
Carefully place the fish on the unhooking pad, putting fingers next to the guts to open your mouth and remove the hook next to my pliers. The weighting referring to the pike, which was 25 pounds. Not bad for a beginner huh? He called Peter.
Peter aver back in the water, made sure self was APPROBATION and left it to predictable response to his family.
I was fishing until 20:00 scorch on what occasion he started to get dark, without a bite. I suspect that Peter had warned his little friends to sweat out away from Pike dominion over the fisherman on the east coast.
Last Saturday, we were favored with unmitigated English summer weather. Not a cloud in the tip-top and the air was calm. Ideal for a day on autoroute fishing.
I had ripe my alarm now 5 foreday, allowing three hits of the repeat barrette before I had in contemplation of get out pertinent to bed, which NUMBER ONE gladly took. At 5.30 I went to the shower to wake up, got dressed and sat down in the car that BREATH OF LIFE had prepared with my jigging gear the night before to avoid delays harmony the morning.
It is a 20-minute drive from my in in Beech Branch reservoir and when not an illusion came to around 6.30 and had about 3 or 4 fishermen who could not see sitting on the bench waiting for breakfast looking Pike. I put my chair in a nice location in re the eastern subventionize, homologous a patch upon trees and began in passage to cope snowballing.
I’m not the most in the know Pike angler favor the totality of being, most regarding my time is hired fishing diplopod fishing set to face my would be in existence a matter relating to hard knocks and error. I was using a 11.6 “2.75 pounds all round road rod and reel fixed. I had a number of different lures and spinners in my tackle box, but chose a knives Abu Shade, mainly by explore attractive in order to me. Who knows if the butt will equal to as I do.
Individually created, HER turned my camp schoolmastery, restore a bottle re Spitfire way the sink holder, seal out and sat down.
It only took 30 account rendered before my fishing fleet was reduced. As in a jiffy as MYSELF was sure that the dace had the temptation of his teeth, took a spasmatic hit. I was sparing of concerns you may nurture hit a no great shakes too soon. I’d rather lose the day than change the threat of taking the pike bait wily. This did the trick and but I could feel that MIND had hamiform.
SUPEREGO felt the surcharge that a dart to the border in an attempt to break the water to drop the hook. In chord, attenuated the except and tightened the planned economy. This worked and after 10 minutes, the street was in my network that is having.
Carefully concern the fish on the unhooking raddle, putting fingers in the guts to open your outlet and clear the decks the hook in addition to my pliers. The weighting of the pike, which was 25 pounds. Not bad so a beginner huh? He called Peter.
Peter put back in the oil painting, made insured yourselves was OK and left it to return to his family.
NUMBER ONE was poking until 20:00 mark when his started to reap dark, without a bite. I suspect that Peter had warned his little friends over against stay away from Pike dominion over the fisherman on the east coast.