Pike Tactics

by Silja Longhurst


In my previous blog article I was writing about the most exciting pike fishing I know of in Northern Europe; fishing for salty pike in the Baltic. There are several aspects which makes it to one of my favorite fishing adventures: wading, the picturesque landscape of the Swedish archipelago and the salty Pike itself

Like all pike, the salty pike is a great predator. It is a pro at ambushing its prey. It lingers almost motionless in sandy holes, behind big stones or in the seaweed jungle, to then jump out of its hide to catch its prey with precision. The take of such a catch is amazing; it is lightning fast followed by silence… and then the fight begins.