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Pike fishing in Finland

Pike in Finland

There are pike in nearly all lakes in Central Finland. This big predatory fish is the most important catch on lakes.

Pike - Casting on lakes in Finland

You cast every 5-10 metres as near the rushes as possible and scour the whole area carefully from a boat. You can also use weed guarded lures so that it is possible to cast into rushes. When fishing from the shore you should let the lure sink near the bottom before you reel in. You should swim the lure variable and hold pauses when reeling. That imitates an injured fish.

The pike fishing season begins after spawning in spring. Immediately after spawning the pike bites agressively. Big pikes are in deep water in summer when water is warm. There are plenty of small pike weighing under 2 kg in shallow water. In spring big pike come back into shallow water

The best places to catch pike with casting tackles are rushy shores and ranges of rocks. Thin places in rushes and ends of capes are excellent lodges.

The best times to catch pike are early in the morning and in the evening at sunset but it is also possible during day.

Big spoons and wobblers are excellent lures for pike fishing. You should always use a cast when fishing pike.
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Pike Casting on Lakes
Pike Casting on Lakes:  Fishing Ground of Leppävesi (Pike 1 kg) © Leppäveden yhteislupa-alue
Pike Casting on Lakes
Pike Casting on Lakes:  Lake Päijänne © Päijänteen kuhauistelucup
Pike Casting on Lakes
Pike Casting on Lakes:   © Pohjois-Savon vapaa-ajankalastajapiiri ry
Pike Casting on Lakes
Pike Casting on Lakes:  Lake Päijänne (pike 1,5 kg) ©

Pike - Weir fishing in Finland

Pike is a common catch with a weir.

Thin places in rushes and ranges of rocks are excellent places to weir. Quiet water areas in a river are also excellent places.

It is possible to fish pike with weirs all around the year, but the best weir fishing season is during spawning in spring.


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Pike - Ice fishing in Finland

You should provide your carefully for pike ice fishing.

You can lose your lure when a pike bites if you do not have strong enough fishing line and a cast. Ice fishing technique and tackles are different than those for other fish. You should first drill 5 - 10 holes along side of rushes. You should jigg on one hole only for a short while and then change to the next hole if you do not catch any pike. You should go from a hole to another and jump back to the first hole every now and then. You do not necessarily need a seat because you need to move a lot between the holes.

You should jigg pike near rushes or ranges of rocks.

Late winter is the best season for pike ice fishing.

You need a 5 or 6 in. ice drill because the fish can be extremely big. You will need a stiff rod, some strong line and a cast. Jiggers and upright jigs are excellent for pike ice fishing.
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Pike - Torch fishing in Finland

Pike is a wanted catch for a torcher.

You should torch pike in the shallow water near the shores.

You should torch pike in the dark evenings in autumn.


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Pike - Trolling on lakes in Finland

Trolling is an excellent way to fish pike.

It is enough to have one rod and a lure when trolling along rushes. You should troll near sides of rushes by rowing or with a motor, so you can fish a big area effectively. This method is often quite effective and fun. Use weighed lures lures or lures with divers if you want to catch big pike from deep waters. Sounds and abrupt banks are excellent places.

Pike fishing season begins after spawning in spring. Immediately after the spawning pike bite agressively. Big pikes are in deep water in summer when water is warm. There are plenty of small pike weighing under 2 kg in shallow water. Big pike come back into shallow water in spring.

You should troll pike near the bottom. Sides of rushes and ranges of rocks are excellent trolling places.

The best times to catch pike are early in the mornings and in the evening at sunset, but it is also possible during the day.

Big spoons and wobblers are excellent lures for pike fishing. You should always use a cast when fishing pike.
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Pike Trolling on Lakes
Pike Trolling on Lakes:  Lake Päijänne © Päijänteen kuhauistelucup
Pike Trolling on Lakes
Pike Trolling on Lakes:  Lake Päijänne © Päijänteen kuhauistelucup
Pike Trolling on Lakes
Pike Trolling on Lakes:  Fishing Ground of Juurusvesi © Juurusveden kalastusalue
Pike Trolling on Lakes
Pike Trolling on Lakes:  Pike 7,2 kg © Pohjois-Savon vapaa-ajankalastajapiiri ry
Pike Trolling on Lakes
Pike Trolling on Lakes:   ©
Pike Trolling on Lakes
Pike Trolling on Lakes:   ©
Pike Trolling on Lakes
Pike Trolling on Lakes:   ©
Pike Trolling on Lakes
Pike Trolling on Lakes:   © Pohjois-Savon vapaa-ajankalastajapiiri ry
Pike Trolling on Lakes
Pike Trolling on Lakes:   © Pohjois-Savon vapaa-ajankalastajapiiri ry

Pike - Net fishing in Finland

Pike is a common catch in net fishing.

Pike fishing season begins after spawning in spring. Pike bite aggressively immediately after spawning. Big pikes are in deep water in summer when water is warm. There are plenty of small pike weighing under 2 kg in shallow water. Big pike come back into shallow water in spring.

You should lay out your nets near fushy shores in summer.

It is possible to fish pike with nets all around the year, but the best net fishing season is during spawning in spring.

You should use nets of big mesh size for pike .
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Pike Net Fishing on Lakes
Pike Net Fishing on Lakes:   © Taivasalla
Pike Net Fishing on Lakes
Pike Net Fishing on Lakes:   © Taivasalla
Pike Net Fishing on Lakes
Pike Net Fishing on Lakes:  Fishing Ground of Pääjärvi © Mulikan kalastuskunta

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Fishing licence alternatives Pike in Finland

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Facts of Pike in Finland

Spawning season May - june
Spawning place Shallow and rushy shore, flooded shores are important
Spawning depth
Source of nutriment Fish. Roach and Perch are the most popularnutriment fish, big pike use also vendace as nutriment
Migrations Local fish. Spawn migration in spring.
Habitat Rushy shores and ranges of rocks (pike weighing 0-1,5 kg). Big pike are in deep water in summer. There are also a lot of pike in quiet water areas and slow currents of rivers.
Activity The most active time is in evenings and mornings
Use as food Light-coloured, low in fat. Excellent in soups and fried.

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