I had a few hours spare today so I took the opportunity to go after some Pike. I fished Kilbirnie Loch in a biting cold wind and freezing temperatures. This loch is nearly at the bottom of my street so I can grab a few hours here and there. It does hold a lot of small pike as well as the odd monster.
Tactics for the day were dead baits popped up and the one that did the damage was the good ol' smelt.
Unfortunately the bigger fish didn't come out to play but I ended up with three wee jacks all around the same size. Great way to spend a few hours on a dreich Sunday afternoon.
A tea break
Perfect pikey habitat
Fishing the last cast out just before darkness
Greedy wee jacks. Small but welcome. A quick snap and off to grow bigger.
Maybe next time the mums and grannies will show up.