The time has come to offer a fishing more exciting than ever before. The story tells about a group pikes that were after a swarm of baitfish. 9th of November and a new level of pike fly fishing began!
We wanted to explore a complete new spot. A spot totally unknown to the others, and hopefully full of hungry pikes. We found it by Google Earth and it looked great on the display. A long shallow flat and a nice drop off that might hold some nice pikes. We started in the morning heading directly to that spot. It was easy, maybe too easy, it seemed. The spot looked promising. On the shallow flat we had the first contacts with some smaller candidates. We continued to fish the crossover from shallow to deeper water. It was just the matter of time till we banged into something better,
And then,…. splashing baitfish just 60 feet ahead. And in between 1, then 2, then 3,4 pikes that break through the surface attacking the defenseless baitfish. Our signal. One good cast in the middle of the battlefield, first strip, second strip, heartbeat at 200, bang.. fish on. Incredible. I have never experience a more exciting fishery than this one. And we caught pike after pike. Whenever the attacks seemed to became more rare, we changed to a different fly color and the game started from scratch. I think it is obsolete to say that each of us felt to be in fishing heaven.
This phenomenon continued for at least 2 hours and it stopped as fast as it began. But although it stopped the pikes were very motivated to take our flies. Yuhuu! They were literally everywhere. I caught a good size pike just 3 feet behind my buddy. Actually it should have been just a joke cast and indeed a pike banged on the fly.. And if this wouldn’t have been enough, I repeated the same just a few minutes later again.
Too much of a good thing ain’t such a bad thing