clearwater esox

This weekend I tried out a nearby clearwater lake. The over 30 m deep lake is the home of arctic char and as it seems also pike feel comfortable in the oligotrophic environment. The water temperature is now down to 5°C and some shallow bays were covered with ice. For some strange reason the lake is closed for fishing from the middle of September to the end of November for 'normal' people. But the fishery owners are obviously not subject to the rule. The same story at another 'closed' lake where I saw a fishing boat recently.
However, the decision to stay away from my home lake was rewarded  with an esox of 100cm. Further three pike were hooked but none of them came close to the fat lady.

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