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Järvikalastus, Vaala

Although competing lure fishers make outrageous pike catches in the bays surrounding Niskaselkä year after year, the fish that really attracts them is the trout. Zander are less frequently encountered in the Niskaselkä area than in the easternmost part of Lake Oulujärvi. Trout A long bank off ­Säräisniemi Point has an extensive reputation for trout. Similar long luring grounds are found stretching from the waters behind Säräisniemi Point across to Manamansalo Island, and from Teeriniemi Point as far as Kaaresjärvi Bay. Many trout lurers praise the northern bank off Kuostonsaari Island....

Pike the surest catch For the summer holidaymaker, the surest catch will be pike. The pike population of Lake Oulujärvi is abundant and fairly evenly distributed throughout the lake. This is the most common lure fishing catch. The number of pike in the lake is illustrated by the fact that those intending to win at the European Pike Championships must lure some 100 kilos of pike in a day. Luring pike is always worthwhile because the species is not fussy over weather, and can be enticed to bite even in the heat of midsummer. In the summer, small pike live close to the shore, while the whoppers...