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Kanieris experience

by on Oct.31, 2009, under Spinning, Kanieris lake

I am holding a 1.4kg pikeWell, today me and my friend Sergei went to this lake, in Latvia Kanieris is also known as Pike paradise. The last time i was here it was pike absence and a lot of negative emotion with broken rods and penalties for speed limits. OK, sorry, forgot everything bad and always focus on positive! 🙂 Today again a lot of hopes but inside i was ready for a hard fishing with very humble results. We came at 8 AM, but there were just few boats left.

The weather was windy and also a little snow and 3° C. No strikes till 12 AM when illegal size pike ate my Manns1-Minus. It was may be 40cm long and 560g of weight. And of course released to its natural habitat. After that another 4 hours of nothing. So i took one spinner i had never had fish with and tried my luck. The spinner is Wirek Lusk #2 red. It turned out to be the correct decision. Bingo! I have my personal best pike. Don’t smile – it is only 1.40kg of weight and 57cm long. But it is my record pike ever by weight and length, but by length i had such fish before!

Interesting fact the pike i caught had another pike in its stomach, which was born this spring i assume, see photos.

Blue Fox Super Vibrax #5 catched only grass today on Kanieris lake
0.5kg pike on the bottom of the boat
I am holding a half kilo pike
Sergey holding a 0.5kg pike in the boat on Kanieris lake
This shit always happens when you cast deep and use spinners
Pike with a much smaller pike in its stomach
I am holding my record 1.4kg pike on Kanieris lake
Pike with a much smaller pike in its stomach

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2 pikes (57cm and 40cm) — smaller one released

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Kanieris washout

by on Oct.11, 2009, under Spinning, Kanieris lake

I am feeding a family of swans on lake KanierisAt last we are here at Kanieris, me and Jura. We came to boat station at 8 AM. I bought 2 licenses and paid the boat rent. We went fishing hoping for really good results.

In the morning it was just okay, temperature about 3°C. But after the hour of fishing it becomes complicated. The lake is unknown to me, hard to orientate, and you have to guess where the fish is. Weather is windy, eastern wind is really cold and annoying today. Waves are coming and trying to break through inside the boat. Frankly speaking, i wasn’t ready for such circumstances, and fishing was really unpleasant today. Hard to speak about any descent result when you are trying to keep your fingers on legs and hands warm, and starting not to feel them from time to time.

A have to mention that i broke my semi-pro spinning rod today, because i was careless with it. No fish caught with that stick, so it is unlucky – will buy a new one. May be i am not even semi-pro to handle such tackles yet. It was good experience after all, personally for me and it is the second washout this year, from eight tries. Not so bad, it is spinning still. All we could do today is feed a family of swans – you may see a video too!

Swan family at lake Kanieris
Swan family at lake Kanieris #2
Swan family at lake Kanieris #3


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