Fishing Trips on Lake Saimaa

Fishing Trips on Lake Saimaa
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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Fishing on Lake Saimaa, September 2016 - 2018

Biggest pike of season 2018 caught by our vistors from Lithuania.

September 2018

First half of September was the best for catching big ones in nearby waters of our cottage this year. After extremely hot summer air and water temperature get colder and we had great catches both for our cottage vistors and clients taking part to my guided fishig trips. I do proudly present fishing heroes of our cottage vistors of September 2018.

Great zander caught on Lake Saimaa in September 2018. This family from Moscow caught the biggest zander of the 2018.

September 2016

I come to the cottage Jokiniemi for the second time and if You really like fishing,this is the right place to be. All You have to do,is to come to the small town of Savonranta,in the heart of the lake region of Finland,just 140 km from the border.
Highly skilled fishing owner,Mr.Jari Kayhko helped me with fishing experience: at my disposal I had
-cute and lovely fishing cottage with all staff for day routine and wonderful sauna
-two boats with sonar for endless fishing activity
-all fishing gear in case one can lost something at home.

Actually,I started my experience in a small lake near the cottage.It is not so deep,but right in the morning I got one perch and two small pikes,which I released,as the most thrilling thing for me is to notice that someone is on the other end of spinning.
Through the small сhannel nearby the cottage,I went to big Saima with endless lakes and islands.Using sonar on a boat,one can see the perfect place for jigging.Numerous bays can allow me to try my best with spinning fortune.And I got a few pikes a little bigger size and wonderful colour (released as well).The depth here is good for trolling and I went to some special places,which Jari showed me beforehand.Once,close to the shore line I hooked nice ide,but the only thing I was able to do-just look how it went away from my spoon bait near the boat.Bad luck ))

The second day of my journey was highlighted with pike struggle.It happened after morning cofe,just when I reached the middle of the small lake by the boat.The weather was perfect and after the second casting,I realized several pulls.It was quite strong,I believed,that something big is under water.During fighting,my spinning bent,like a wheel and two times the reel was unwounding into opposite direction.Soon,I saw a fish.Very nice,strong pike was exhausted and slowly moving along the boat.
I can admire this picture for a long time.When I put it insidet,I realized that the spoon was very lightly hit the pike.One,two hits more and I would have to say the fish "bye-bye".Actually,I did it,when I released pike by myself.She was struggling tight and won a freedom.So,guys,she is still in a small lake and everyone has a chance for thrilling minutes.
I would like to say Jari great THANK YOU for his wise consultations and for the wonderful two days of fishing.
I do believe,when I get enough practice in fishing tricks,I will come to this cottage once again for zander searching on a big Saima area.

With Best Regards, Andrey

Softbait spinning 27 September 2016

 Yesterday (Sept. 27)  I was able to do some softbat spinning alone in our cottage bay. I did catch 12 pikes, 20 to 25 perches and one zander by softbait spinning during a 5 hour time. I also lost another zander appr. the same size as in this picture. My only and biggest zander landed had length of 59,5 cm and it weighed 1.8 kg.

The season of fall colours starts about mid-September and ends mid-October. During this period it is also possible to catch very big perches up to 1 to 1.5 kg on our area of Lake Saimaa. Small fish like ciscos are forming big flocks and they are also starting their spawning period in shallower water areas of 6 to 8 meters deep. Because of that predators like perches are hunting them in those areas, which makes fishing very effective.

For summertime fishing, generally the best weeks are the last week of July and the first week of August. Normally those weeks are either very warm or hot, which means that if there are rainy days, they are also warm. During the last 3 to 4 years and summers those weeks have been the best in terms of the number of caught fishes. This period has also been very good for catching zanders near our cottage. Zander prefers warm or hot weather, which make catching easy.

With Best Regards, Jari


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

 The weather is still warm in late August and early September, making it great for picking berries and mushrooms near our cottage as well as fishing for perch and pike. The beginning of the season of fall colours, from mid-September to the beginning of October, is excellent for catching big pikes close to our fishing cottage. The season of fall colours will last until mid-October. From the beginning of October bigger perches start forming flocks in the deeper water areas of Lake Saimaa. Bigger pikes are also moving to deeper water areas to hunt vendace, which have their spawning season from mid-October to mid-November.