Although my target species was perch, as you can see from the lead image, it was a pike that stole the show.
Not a big fish – especially if it was Esox lucius that you were targeting – nevertheless, on the right gear it put up a great fight indeed.
You can follow the session via the video below, as well as the thoughts and reflections referred to in the heading.
The tackle I fished with was as follows: Fox Rage Ultron drop shot rod, Fox Rage Ultron 2500 reel, 10lb Sunline braid on reel.
Fox Rage Illusion fluorocarbon 10lb 3oz (2 metres) joined to the braid with a small swivel.
Fox Rage micro jig head 1g size 4 hook. Berkley powerbait 2 inch rubber minnow. All knots (3) blood knots.