Fishing Trips on Lake Saimaa

Fishing Trips on Lake Saimaa
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Sunday, October 4, 2015

Fishing Trips and Cottage Accommodation on Lake Saimaa - October 2015

Latvian fishermen catching pikes on Lake Saimaa - October 2015

We started October with trolling and jigging for pikes on Lake Saimaa with our Latvian visitors of Fishing Cottage Jokiniemi.

Pike of 3 kg caught by softbait spinning. Picture was taken 4th October 2015.

 The day began windy but turned sunny and calm towards the evening, letting us enjoy the fall colors and quietness of the Lake Saimaa nature.

The season of fall colors on Lake Saimaa lasts yearly from mid-September to mid-October.

You can easily find both mushrooms and berries from the wild nature of Lake Saimaa during October also.

Despite the very cold weather, our Latvian guests were able to catch 10 to 30 pikes on a daily basis. They selected some of the pikes for food and released the most. They seemed to have really enjoyed their stay at our fishing cottage, because just one week after their visit they made a new reservation for us for June 2016.

Tip from our fishing guide and company owner Mr. Jari Kayhko:

I have been fishing for over 30 years on these waters and I have learned that the period from the beginning of June to Midsummer (which will be on June 25th in 2016) is very good for pike fishing near our fishing cottage. This is due to the coldness of the waters and the end of spawning period, which makes big pikes hungry and ready for catching. There are also plenty of smaller pikes hunting in shallow water, which makes fishing very active with lots of biting and actual catches.

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See memorable pictures from the past 5 years of our company Old School Trolling! 



Landlocked Salmon 4 kg, caught by trolling. Landlocked Salmon and Brown Trout are both endangered species on Lake Saimaa. This is why Jari quit catching salmon and trout with the adipose fins still intact in the year 2012 both in personal fishing and on our company events. We only keep the fish that have had their adipose fins cut out (they are planted for sports fishing purposes) and release all landlocked salmon and brown trout that still have the adipose fin (as they are wild fish).  From the beginning of the year 2016 it will be officially forbidden to take any landlocked salmon or browntrout with the adipose fin by Finnish fishing law. Minimum landing size is 60 cm for both species. Picture was taken 2nd November 2010.

Picnic breaks by campfire are favourite moments during  Jari`s fishing events. Picture was taken 3rd December 2011.

Jari helped his mother catch a pike of  +3 kg by softbait spinning near our fishing cottage. Picture was taken 7th October 2012.

In this picture Jari has marked a landlocked salmon of less than 50 cm in length and one of our clients is releasing it back to Lake Saimaa. Picture was taken 2nd November 2013.

In this picture we have perch +500 grams caught by softbait spinning. Picture was taken 12th October 2014.

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