Finnaction – Ice Fishing

Embark on an extraordinary winter fishing journey, guided by angler Jarkko, a passionate expert in catching big pikes in the Oulu region. Jarkko’s dedication and expertise in Ismete fishing—a unique method of ice fishing—offers an unparalleled opportunity to catch your record pike from the ice.

Jarkko has invested countless hours in understanding the elusive nature of large pike, analyzing variables such as oxygen levels, air pressure, light intensity, bait size, seasonal changes, and water color. This meticulous study has enabled him and his team to make over 100 catches of pikes measuring at least 100cm in length in the three years alone, including extraordinary specimens exceeding 12 and 13 kilograms.

This tour, ideal for groups of 4 to 6 adventurous and patient fishers, invites you to experience the thrill of catching giant pikes during winter. Utilizing specialized short rods for bait fishing through ice, the goal is to catch pikes over one meter in length. The tour blends excitement with an educational experience, perfect for those eager to understand and engage with the winter habits of northern pikes.

We ensure your comfort with provided winter clothing and convenient transportation. We will pick you up by car in the morning, ensuring an early start to catch the pikes in their most active hours. The fishing locations, situated 30-90 minutes from Oulu, promise an immersive 8 to 12-hour adventure.

Get ready to challenge yourself with Ismete fishing and possibly catch pikes ranging from 80-110 cm, with the thrilling prospect of landing specimens well over 10 kg and 120 cm. Our expert guidance and strategic approach make this an unforgettable experience for every winter fishing enthusiast.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Winter Bait Fishing for Big Pike
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Dec 15 - Mar 31
    US $431
    Winter Bait Fishing for Big Pike offers an adventurous day for small groups of patient anglers keen on catching a big pikes in winter. Embrace the challenge of Ismete fishing with specialized rods and baitfish, trekking through snowy landscapes and spending up to 8 hours on the ice. Benefit from expert guidance in Oulu's prime fishing spots and the possibility of landing a record pike. Includes winter gear, licenses, equipment, refreshments, and transport from Oulu.
    Types of fishing
    Lake Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Ice Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Pike (Northern)
    Northern Pike

FAQs about Finnaction – Ice Fishing

Finnaction – Ice Fishing offers the following trip to customers:
  • €199 per person - Winter Bait Fishing for Big Pike (12 hours)

Trips booked with Finnaction – Ice Fishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Specially designed short rods with reels)
  • Live Bait
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • Fishing License

Finnaction – Ice Fishing offers the following type of fishing:
  • Offshore Fishing

Finnaction – Ice Fishing offers the following fishing technique:
  • Ice Fishing (Big northern pike bait fishing in winter (ismete))

Top targeted fish species with Finnaction – Ice Fishing include:
  • Pike (Northern)

Meet the Captain

Jarkko Auno
Oulu, Finland
ID & license verified
Member since December 2018
I have been a passionate angler for over 20 years, and my lifestyle now revolves around pike fishing. Indeed, I spend most of my free time pursuing this majestic creature. I've been fishing my entire life using a variety of active fishing gear. I vividly remember catching my first fish by myself at the age of 8. In 2006, I completed my archipelago boat driver's qualification, and in 2019, I obtained a charter boat driver's qualification. The habits of this majestic creature in the Oulu region have become of particular interest to me. In my honest opinion, Oulu is a dream destination for pike angler. Initially, I embarked on numerous trips without any catches, and during these days, my interest in large pike only grew. I have spent hundreds of hours each year searching for big pike, focusing solely on the time spent fishing. Additionally, there was the analysis work. Many evenings, my fishing-enthusiast friends and I sat at the computer, analyzing why we hadn't caught fish on our previous trips. Gradually, the pieces began to fall into place, revealing connections between various factors: oxygen level in the water, air pressure, light intensity, lure/bait size, time of year, water color, etc. There are so many factors influencing the choice of location and other aspects that there is enough to study for a lifetime. There are always trips without a catch, but our understanding of how pike live and eat is strengthening daily. My fishing trips are not 'mass-produced'; You get my personal guide service, and I take you to the best, secret fishing spots, where I often fish alone. Our training culminated in the spring of 2023 when we won Finland's largest pike fishing competition, the HK-Open Rennosti-Serie of Spring 2023, ranking 1st out of 1194 boats.

About this listing

Targeted species

Pike (Northern) Northern Pike

Boat specs

Walking (Walkaround) originally built in 2020. Powered by a 1HP n/a engine.

Length
4 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Offshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

Ice Fishing
Big northern pike bait fishing in winter (ismete)

Amenities

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Specially designed short rods with reels
Live Bait
Snacks
Drinks
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 14 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Oulu to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
You Keep Catch
Pikes less than 90 cm can be selected for food
Catch and Release Mandatory
Pikes of over 90 cm are always released

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:

Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express