In the year 2019 Lake Saimaa was free from ice on April 27th. Our cottage was booked full early in advance for the month of May. The weather was first hot and sunny but then turned cold and rainy, but all in all, May was a great month for the pike fishermen who came to visit our cottage again. Water temperature in the beginning of May was appr. 3 degrees of celsius and in the end of May 15 degrees of celsius.
|Weather in May 2019.|
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 trolling, spinning, worm angling and fresh bait angling (by using dead bait fish).
The Saimaa Ringed Seal
The only existing population of these seals is found in Lake Saimaa, Finland (hence the name). They have lived in complete isolation from other ringed seal species for around 9,500 years and have diverged into a morphologically and ecologically different subspecies of ringed seal. The population is descended from ringed seals that were separated from the rest when the land rose after the last ice age. This seal, along with the Ladoga seal and the Baikal seal, is one of the few living freshwater seals.
Fishing Holidays on Lake Saimaa – May 2019
|In the Beginning of May 2019 we had unexpected snowstorm, which gave us appr. 15 cm of snow on the ground. Snow melted in time of 24 hours and spring came back.|
|Their biggest pike weighed over 4 kg.|
|Ide over 1 kg.|
|Wish I was fishing.....What a weather to do pike fishing on Lake Saimaa!|
|Beautiful perch caught by Gheorghe.|
|Some one do need a hot sauna.|
Here you can find 10 super simple & heathy pike recipes
Boating and Fishing on Lake Saimaa – May 2019
|Combined boat & fishing trip 23rd of May 2018|
|Carmen cooking tasty dishes for her husband and friends.|
Pike Fishing on Lake Saimaa - May 2016This year our area of Lake Saimaa freed itself from ice on the last weekend of April. After that a wave of very warm and sunny weather reached our country, having a very positive effect on the bite of the fish. At the time of writing this, we have two Fnnish families staying in our cottage for a one week long fishing holiday. They sent me a report of the fishing results of their first two days:
|Pike fishing on Lake Saimaa, May 2016|
"We started our fishing already on the evening of our arrival and were able to catch two pikes of 1 to 2 kg from the cottage pond by spinning. There is a lot of smaller fish in this shallow and warm water area for worm angling also. Next morning we drove to a shallow bay area near the cottage and did spinning for pikes. Our result was three pikes and the biggest of them was 3 kg - that's prettty good fishing considering the lake just got free of ice. This evening we are going to do more fishing to catch perches and zanders from deeper water areas. We will send pictures of our catches later..... Jari, thank you for the fishing tips you gave us!"
The Weather in May 2016
The first week of May was extra ordinary hot and sunny, perfect for fishing and recreation. Daily max. temperatures were between 18 and 23 degrees Celsius.
|Fishing Guide Jari Kayhko - Softbait spinning trip for Zander - End of May 2016.|
Last two weeks of May were the best for catching zanders during spring season.The best season for catching zander is from mid-July to mid-September.
The second week of May started rainy, but ended sunny and warm, between 16 and 21 degrees. During this week we had a Finnish group at our cottage. They caught pikes, perches and breams by spinning, trolling as well as bubble and hook angling.
|Fishing & Cooking, perfect way to have a fishing holiday on Lake Saimaa|
During the third week of May we welcomed a Russian fisherman group from Moscow. The temperatures were pretty similar with the previous week, and the week started dry and sunny but ended with rain. Our visitors caught pikes, perches, roaches, rudds, breams and zanders by spinning, trolling and angling. Their most unusual catch was a carp caught from Lake Saimaa. Their daily number of pike`s caught were varying from 10 to 20 pcs.Unfortunately we do not have any pictures of their holiday available.
|Evening time fishing on Lake Saimaa - May 2016|
The fourth week of May started rainy and cold, but on Friday the weather changed to sunny for our Latvian fisherman group of four. This sunny, beautiful and exceptionally hot weather lasted until the beginning of June. The max. temperatures reached 27 degrees. Unforunately we do not have any pictures of their adventures available neither.
|Perch spinning on Lake Saimaa, 28 May 2016|
Our capacity of accommodation for May 2016 was sold out appr. 2 months before May day. We had 5 great groups of fishermen from Finland, Russia and Latvia visiting our cottage. All our groups were very successful in fishing during May 2016, which makes´s me very happy and proud of them. Many thanks for all of you.
Fishing Multible Species on Lake Saimaa - May 2015
|Softbait Spinning for pike`s on Lake Saimaa, 1st May 2015. Pike + 3 kg`s.|
|Rudd caught from Cottage Jokiniemi in the end of May 2015. We were also able to catch Ides up to 2 kg`s.|
|Jari and ide +55 cm caught by coarse fishing in 8th May 2015|
|You can also meet ou funny duck friends betting bread.|
|Perch caught by softbait spinning from deep water area of Lake Saimaa in May 2015|
|Zander +50 cm caught by softbait spinning in the end of May 2015.|
Coarse Fishing on Lake Saimaa - May 2014
Welcome to our Cosy Fishing Cottage Jokiniemi on Lake Saimaa!The Fishing Cottage of Old School Trolling is best suited and especially equipped for sports fishermen groups of max 6 people, families or couples. The pond and river waters right next to the cottage are good for independent angling and spinning and the actual Lake Saimaa areas near the cottage are great for spinning and trolling.
Our peaceful cottage is located close to all services fishermen need. Guests can use small motorboats of our cottage and fishing equipment that can be found in our fishing storage for free. For the use of cottage renters we have 4,2 meter boats that are equipped with 4 hp outboard engines, sonars, GPS plotters, oars, anchor and rope, life vests, landing net, 6 sets of rods and reels for trolling and 6 sets of reels and rods for spinning.In the storage you can also find a freezer and equipment for handling fish. In the storage you can also find angling rods, worms, mash, hooks etc you need for angling in Cottage Jokiniemi.
We don’t allow our customers to use fishing nets or traps. Cottage Jokiniemi is for angling, spinning and trolling only.
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