Fishing Trips on Lake Saimaa

Fishing Trips on Lake Saimaa

Monday, November 17, 2014

Fishing on Lake Saimaa – May 2014

In the beginning of May I returned to our fishing cottage to do some fishing over the weekend. The weekend started off really well: I caught a nice pike with the very first cast right from the shoreline of our cottage.
Pike catched 5th of May 2015


The waters close to our cottage are only max 2,5 metres deep. This means that the waters warm up quite fast in spring, which attracts small fish to do their spawning there, which in its turn attracts bigger carnivorous fish to turn up and eat the small fish. The best period to catch pike close to our cottage is roughly between the 1st and 25th of June.


Pike catched 22nd of June 2015 

 
May was hot in 2014. In the end of the month the water surface temperature was already over 20 degrees Celsius, which was good for catching fish like roach by angling.
Angling in Cottage Jokiniemi 24th of May 2014

So, in the end of May we angled for roach, bream and rudd. The catch was good especially in the evenings, right before dusk. We released the fish we were not going to eat, but still kept plenty of rudd and bream, which we smoked and in addition to this we cooked up a tasty fish soup.
Angling in Cottage Jokiniemi 24th of May 2014