My last catch, caught this whopper pike yesterday on a Rapala
I'm not much of a fisherman, I used to fish alot when I was younger but never really took it to the next level because I had nobody to teach me the ropes of being a "complete angler"
Anyway this week I bought myself a new pole, it's a Shakespeare Synergy supreme 8' stick with 4 bearing reel. Spooled it up with some Berkley Trilene XL "Smooth Casting" 12lbs line and I'm good to go. I live in Finland and we have some awesome lakes to fish in, about 170.000 to be more precise. We have some Bass but most of the time you'll catch Pike, Trout and even Salmon sometimes!
Some of my favourite spots:
This is a 10 minute walk from my house, it's a quiet and calm river that turns into a rapid, you can see the waterfall on the right, out of sight on the left are some lillies and waterplants that offer excellent protection for this big predators
This is more like a 10 minute drive from my house, it's a pretty known place in this area called "Vantaankoski". Again it's a river that turns into a rapid and than turns into a nice bassin where you can find all sorts of fish.
View from the other bank:
One day I'd like to catch a pike of this size
But for now I'll be happy with something like this
As I said before, I'm still a learner so any tips in general would be very much appreciated!