One of my clients lost a very large pike of around 120cm (I was standing next to him). That fish was running off like a maschine and managed to break the leader (0,40mm nylon behind the steel). Besides that we were able to land pike upto 101cm. Most of the pike were between 65 and 95cm though. The water temperature was still around 9 degrees Celsius and that made for pretty good fights. Pike often like to jump in these conditions.
During the past two days the water level has rised 20-30cm (increasing the salt level slightly) and the air temperature dropped down to zero degrees Celsius during the night (making for colder water in the morning). That slows down pike activity a lot. Anyway within our new guests for this week everybody managed to land at least one fine fish yesterday. Still we didn't have anyone without catching a pike (our highest target to reach always).
Right now it's 7:30am and I need to run into a serious breakfast before starting the new (pike-)day. Can't wait!
Great week to all of you!
All my best
P.s.: First-Cast fishing trips - That's where the fish are! (usually ;) )
Some pictures as always....