Fishing Trips on Lake Saimaa

Fishing Trips on Lake Saimaa
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Sunday, May 31, 2015

Fishing Trips and Cottage Accommodation on Lake Saimaa - May 2015

In the beginning of May we started our open water season by soft bait spinning for pikes and perches. Because the water is still cold (less than 6 degrees Celsius), fishing can be challenging. The fish are interested in baits that imitate natural bait fish such as vendace (European cisco), perch, bream or roach. Shock colors are also working well in the beginning of season.

Softbait Spinning for pike`s on Lake Saimaa, May 2015. Pike + 3 kg`s.

Our rental cottage is located by a shallow pond (max 2,5 meters deep), which is connected with a 50-meter waterway to Lake Saimaa. This area of shallow water gets warmer earlier than the deeper areas of Lake Saimaa. Thanks to this we can catch roach-related fishes, perches and pikes from the shoreline of our cottage already from the very beginning of May. The best season for spring time angling is from mid-May to mid-June.

Sunny weather and high pressure have positive effect on fishing. In the end of May, early mornings and late evenings are very good times for catching fish.
Rudd catched fron Cottage Jokiniemi in the end of May 2015. We were also able to catch Ides up to 2 kg`s.

We also use natural baits for bubble and hook angling. First we catch small fish for bait and then we use them for angling of pikes and perches. Naturally we kill the bait fish before using them as bait. This way we can catch pikes that weigh from 1 to 5 kg and perches up to 500–600 grams.
Perch catched by softbait spinning from deeper areas of Lake Saimaa in May 2015

Cottage Jokiniemi is a very good place for fishing and it is easy to catch fish for dinner daily. This is why we release the fish we are not going to use for food. In our cottage we have all you need for smoking, frying and cooking delicious fish dinners. If you want, we can also teach you how to bone the fish you catch.
Walley catched by softbait spinning in the end of May 2015. Zander + 50 cm.
Tip from our fishing guide and company owner Mr. Jari Kayhko: 

Water areas near our fishing cottage are free from ice usually around the 1st of May. The waters right in front of 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 eating and spawning there in May, which in its turn attracts bigger carnivorous fish to turn up and eat the small fish. The most effective methods for catching fish in the beginning of May are spinning, worm angling and fresh bait angling.

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