I spend a couple of days on the German Baltic sea Island of Rügen in pursuit of pike that actually spend time in the open sea.
My friends and I hired a guide who showed us the techniques to use
and the spots to fish.

The pike are normally way out in the waters of the Baltic pursuing the Herring but come into the marshes and harbors in fall to overwinter.
The curious thing about the place is that in that part of the Baltic the salinity is so low that you encounter fresh- and saltwater fish
in the same environment. 

The weather was cold and quite dismal since we almost had fog everyday but some pike where caught and even some big ones.
The downside was that I totally blanked on this trip, only had one fish on that got away.
At least I got a feeling for the place now and if there is ever a next time I will fare better for sure