all season pike fishing?

Go down

all season pike fishing?

Post  wymo on Thu Feb 26, 2009 3:21 pm

alreet chaps
just wondering how many of you target pike all year round? and what you think to summer pike fishing right or wrong?
i do a bit of lure fishing in summer you cant beat the buzz when a pike big or small smashes into surface lure Very Happy
cheers wymo
avatar
wymo

Posts : 62
Join date : 2008-12-12
Location : doncaster

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: all season pike fishing?

Post  pikeing pirates on Thu Feb 26, 2009 3:38 pm

ill be aving a go lure fishing in summer wymo never done before know sum good venues mate ..get together mate Very Happy Very Happy pirat
avatar
pikeing pirates

Posts : 42
Join date : 2008-12-12
Age : 55
Location : hull east yorkshire

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: all season pike fishing?

Post  Andy Macfarlane on Thu Feb 26, 2009 7:14 pm

One of those thing you should judge on merit. A big glacial water can probably take fishing all year round, as can many of the big reservoirs and rivers but some dykes, runoffs, canals, ponds etc. can suffer badly from oxygen depletion and it's these venues you have to be wary of.
just choose you venue with a bit of care and make sure all your unhooking/weighing gear is at the ready. Get your fish on the bank, onto a wet mat, weigh, snap and back carefully. Support the fish for a bit if need be and don't be in a hurry to let the fish go. Some fish drift away and then roll over some distance from the bank and you might not be able to get to them. Keep a loose but firm grip round the tail root of the fish, support the head and only let it go once it really coils up ready to go. You'll know when.

...Andy...
avatar
Andy Macfarlane

Posts : 1879
Join date : 2008-08-13
Location : Glasgow

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: all season pike fishing?

Post  esoxjeff on Thu Feb 26, 2009 7:31 pm

fished all year round in past but PIKE CARE must be at its best at all times.
my findings were that August was just too much on both fish and angler,
so i no long fish for pike if its very hot(rare i know)
IF you are in any DOUBT about a pikes health in hot weather then PLEASE leave them alone. Smile
avatar
esoxjeff

Posts : 1173
Join date : 2008-09-09
Location : Doncaster

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: all season pike fishing?

Post  Bazz on Thu Feb 26, 2009 10:15 pm

Yeah, i would imagine they are more Feisty & fight to exhaustion in the warmer water, like Barbel do. I can understand that oxygen levels will be low in small waters also.

I remember the hot Summer of 1976 & match fishing on Ramsey Drain Nr. Cambridge. It was so hot the Bream were lolling along aimlessly with their dorsal fins sticking out of the water. God was it hot! Spent all the day wandering up & down the bank to a solitary farmhouse where the farmers wife happily filled peoples bottle's with water. Rolling Eyes

Bazz

Posts : 1188
Join date : 2008-11-12
Location : Notts

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: all season pike fishing?

Post  Alex Makk on Sat Jul 31, 2010 5:56 pm

What about fishing the bait at the begining of september? (a month before the october-march season starts?) to me the month of september is when low pressure starts and the autum/winter begins to roll in
would it be possible if it was a chilly day without risking the pike?
avatar
Alex Makk

Posts : 1422
Join date : 2009-11-15
Age : 26
Location : UK

View user profile http://alexmakk.blogspot.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: all season pike fishing?

Post  stubbo on Sat Jul 31, 2010 6:57 pm

esoxjeff wrote:fished all year round in past but PIKE CARE must be at its best at all times.
my findings were that August was just too much on both fish and angler,
so i no long fish for pike if its very hot(rare i know)
IF you are in any DOUBT about a pikes health in hot weather then PLEASE leave them alone. Smile
your spot on there jeff it takes quite a few years of pike fishing to realize this is the case Suspect
avatar
stubbo

Posts : 3354
Join date : 2010-01-14
Age : 55
Location : Warrington

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: all season pike fishing?

Post  robh107 on Sat Jul 31, 2010 9:21 pm

MrMakk wrote:What about fishing the bait at the begining of september? (a month before the october-march season starts?) to me the month of september is when low pressure starts and the autum/winter begins to roll in
would it be possible if it was a chilly day without risking the pike?

tbh alex i normally start doing alot of piking as soon as daytime temps are consistently below 17 degrees.... usually mid-late sept. the pike are still feeding really well but you dont need a thermal suit to keep warm Very Happy
avatar
robh107

Posts : 835
Join date : 2008-11-28
Age : 37
Location : hull, east yorkshire

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: all season pike fishing?

Post  paddy pike on Sun Aug 01, 2010 12:26 am

Very Happy I love fishing for Pike all year round, I have had worse years than others but better years than most, I was taut how to handle Pike when i was a kid, The first summer Pike that gassed up scared me half to death, I thought we had lost this fish, But my grandad Showed me what to do, And what to look for, And not to just let the Pike go, But like Andy Mc said in his post, To keep hold of the pike till its ready to go, And as Andy also says, You will know when its ready, If its a realy big Pike then peg the fish into the flow, As i have explained to stubbo in another posting, But summer fishing is the one that most Pike fishermen worry about, Dont stop fishing because your worried about losing the fish, Try and get good advice on what to do if the fish is exhausted or gassed up, Just go with a regular summer fisherman or woman, So if you do need a little coaching, Then you will have hands on advice right beside you, Cool
avatar
paddy pike

Posts : 1359
Join date : 2010-03-19
Age : 64
Location : Southport

View user profile http://paddy-swift.blogspot.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: all season pike fishing?

Post  BradfordLad on Sun Aug 01, 2010 7:15 am

I give them a big rest until October dust down mi tackle, root around in the freezer then i'm off Very Happy
.......Then pack it all away in March.
Well i borrow my reels but pack the rest away.
avatar
BradfordLad

Posts : 131
Join date : 2009-11-01
Location : Bradford City

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: all season pike fishing?

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum