Score. i was waiting for a thread like this.
I like pike fishing.
The methods i use are deabaiting, sink and draw, jerkbaiting, and general lure/spinning.
Sometimes i catch some perch when targeting pike, which is welcomed. Perch are cool fish as well
i have caught a 4.5 brown trouth recently on a wobbled smelt deadbait. i have a pic some where of the beast i will post it tomorrow. when i was 14 i caught a 6 pound salmon but it was a grilse and i had to put it back in the river, because 1. its not mature enough and 2. i didnt have a fishing permit.
some old guy wasnt too impressed with me and said im lucky i didnt get caught by any of the guys in charge of the club.
I used to do alot of fly fishing on a trout/ salmon river near my house but lately i stick to pike because i want to catch massive brutes of fish.
eventually i would love to go to some scandinavien countries and do some ice fishing for pike, that is meant to be bad assthhh… i hear the musky in america and canada are ridiculously big
i would love to do some lure fishing for bass as well. bass are kick assth
If you ever go on a trip, and catch one of these. Be sure to post it. Also, in the US we have chain pickerel, and two smaller species the grass and redfin pickerel. Catching each of the 3 species might be difficult without moving around the country due to the range of the fish, but it’d be worth it.
If you really love pike, and want an aquarium sized pike. grass/redfin pickerel are great they max out at 8-12" and can be kept in a 40long + gallon tank.