Monday, December 16, 2013

It's fun almost always...

…but this day wasn't one of the most memorable for being particularly fun.
Conditions for fishing seemed to be ok for saturday. We took ourselves together and gathered our gear for a salmontrip to northern Lake Wättern. On the location in Karslborg harbour we saw none of the fine conditions we had hoped to see there. Instead we had rain, wind and not one single fisher in the harbor. NOT good!
Didn't we check weather forecast for this day? 
Hard wind and the rain were far from best possible weather for salmon fishing, but we made it out to our spots just outside of Karlsborg. We didn't one single bite on our baitfishes there so we followed the wind to Granvik. Went over a number of fine spots for salmon but nothing happened before being just outside of Granvik, where we had four fishes landed in a short period of time.
Two chars took baitfish fished with control in Vuoksiraksi baitheads. Both took shallow. Another char took on downrigger and flasher and finally a really fine salmon bit on a baitfish witch had aid from an actiondisc to get the proper swim. Also on the down rigger. Two hours later a fat, small trout took a shallow fished baitfish. Two cm. too small to visit the frying pan, it was released.
A fine fishing day, but the price we paid for it was considerable: more or less everything was wet after the day. Clothes are still drying! We have our Ursuite MPS and that is some really good gear to use always on open water. 
Everything worked really well on the boat, she didn't miss a beat. 
Bert got his salmon for the x-mastable and was of course pleased with that. But, this day we could have fished it from from the shore, casting tubeflies from the rocks is more popular then ever and very effective when targeting for salmon feeding close to land. 
But we are addicted to open water, the feeling of open landscape and horizon is fantastic regardless of the time of the year. So, even though the boat could have been sold for a small amount of money on that saturday afternoon, I might keep her and continue doing this for a while longer.

This is our catch brought home. A 75 cm. long salmon and a 
55cm. long char. Both in excellent condition.

This is classic waters for salmon fishing. Outside of the Axstål 
bunker in north Lake Wättern.

Look from the warriors captains seat.

New fishmobile.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Vättern, november 1-2

Long time, no see. Blog had to be updated, though I had to go fishing getting material for it.
Easy choose for fishing this time of the year; Lake Vättern, northern part is the place where to go at this time of the year.
I made a trip up there and brought with me mothers cousin. He wanted some boost to his X-mastable and that was a good reason to bring him with me.
Fishing was good out of Granvik. On friday we caught two salmon between 70-65cm. Not he biggest of salmons. On saturday we got 3 salmons, 2 trouts and one char.
There were a lot of fish in the area so fishing was easy. Little bit to easy, though i tested some new colors on the Vuoksiraksi bait heads and some new flies. They worked well, so to say.
I'm waiting a couple of weeks, then I'm going up there again. Engine needs to be maintained.
Keep the gear in good shape, folks. Fishing in these conditions is dangerous and demand good seamanship. Better with no salmon at christmas than no fisherman for the rest of the family to celebrate it with. Think twice, and take care.

Vuoksiraksi baitheads rocks.
I'm having a go with them on Lake Vättern and Sven Hille, Rostock, Germany uses them on Baltics with good result. The picture shows his latest catch, a nice salmon from south Baltic sea.

Markku with salmons.

Sven with his salmon from south baltic sea. 

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Vättern May 18.

Visited lake Vättern yesterday.
Had good help from Tommy "abris" who assisted me during the day. We got a handful of fish, trouts and char. They were in fine condition, but a couple of months of more feeding won't hurt. Fish bit on baitfish behind flashers and actiondisc, at 30 and 40 foot.

The char on the photo was released after the photosession. The trout on the photo was a good one, weighing in at 3.1kg. Not a giant, but in good shape and it gave Tommy a battle.
We spent 12 hours on the lake looking around for fishy spots to fish at later this spring and summer.
The two photos below are from a later session; one of my old students came fishing with me. We had good fishing north of Hjo. How about three char and three trouts!
The pic below is from a fishing close to midsummer. Got some nice fish then too.

Char going to get wet again. Nice one!

Tommy with a nice trout. 

Anton holding his catch.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Vättern May 9.

Tried the little warrior in bay of Huskvarna on thursday. Took with me some collegues from school since
They wanted to se how this type of fishing is done and perhaps they also wanted to catch one fish or two. During the day the they sas ut all. All weather that is availebla except snow and a nice
trout that bit on a baitfish behind a flasher. The Boat worked really good and i think i gave my collegues an fine experience,

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Hasslö week 18.

We had our doubts werever we were to early to Hasslö this year and as it looks right now, with most of the boats current fishing are reporting nice catches. Week 19 would have been a better choice for a larger number of landed fish on our boat. We still had a good week. Even though we didn't catch any bigger than 11,5 kg we had a chance on the big ones. One 21kg was caught out of Ronneby so the big ones were around. We got 5 days of fishing during the week so we had our chances to get wh at we looked for. Meanwhile searching the bigger salmon we had 7 fish taken up. They weighed between 7 and 11,5kg. We also had a number of undersized salmons added to our catch. None garfish, due to the cold water. 3,5 degrees is not garfishes favorite temperature.
Maybe we'll give Hasslö a go the coming weekend. We'll see.
Now it's going to be interesting to see what Havs & Vatten Myndigheten will decide concerning the salmons in the Baltic sea. There is most likely new regulations coming. Hopefully rules restricting number of fish landed, ie baglimits and amount of rods on the boat. 15-20 rods on a sportsfisherboat just doesn't look good!

It would be nice to catch fish as shown bellow by fellow fisherman and us, also in the future.

Bert with salmon.

Salmon on the dinnertable isn't to bad. Windy days can
be spent on Wäggahamnens fishrestaurant in Karlshamn.
Kari Mansukoski & Co. took some nice fish on their stay on Hasslö.
This is what it is about: Two 16kg. fish from waters around Hasslö. Congratulations:-)
Jonte "Grosshnadlarn" with a nice 16.5kg salmon caught at the downrigger
10 fot down. That must have been a strike to remember!! Struggling just
pays back. A fair fish for Jonte. Cons.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

10 months of rest...

Finally i got out for some fishing from the warrior. On saturday i took off 4.30 in the morning and headed for Lake Vänern. Out on the water 8.00 trying to get some kind of rusty plan to work, trying to find fish in the water between Klas and Pålgrund, west of Kållandsö. Had some points given to me by Finnish friends, but thought i give some "old hot spots" a chance before getting.
The water was cold,  very cold. None fish thought of biting my lures before i entered warmer water north of Pålgrund. This spot wasn't far away from the point i was by my friends. Still, the area was quite big, so i went thru there five or six times and had fish biting every time.
I had a good day Fishing and everything went well.
Weather was great and i had two fishes with me back home. One salmon and one trout. Not sure of the weight but length was 67 and just under 80cm on the salmon. Two more undersized trouts and some strikes was what i managed to get that day. Fish took on baitfish with Vuoksiraksi and Salsa baitheads. Also flasher was useful today and in one occasion also actiondisc worked well. Fish took mainly in the surface, 15-40g. weights.
When boating in Kållandsö area: Look out for the poles that mark the routes. Ice have moved several of them or they are simply missing. It's not a good time to take the boat and engine to the doctor when the fishing is better then ever. Have a shitty fishing :-)

Vuoksiraksi where it the mouth on a fine salmon!
Fox rage nets save a lot of scales on the fish. 

Kinnekulle in the backgound.
No bananas in the boat, eh!?

Trout and salmon.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Blekinge 2012 - En trollingfiskares vardag

Thought it could be about time to update this blog with a smoking fresh video cut by Bert. I'ts a summary from last years fishing from Blekinge, South Baltic sea.

We had some really good fishing with just about everything we wanted, good size and fair amount of salmons we had contact with. No really big salmon hit our hooks but we had some 13-14kg as biggest and a very fine average size on the rest, some 11 kg, i think it was. Half all our caught salmon were released. We used only singlehooks on our spoons and off course the rubberized net, for gentle landing.

Last summer i burned some fuses getting involved in discussions with authorities regarding the politics in salmonfishing in the Baltics sea. I wrote many, many mails to Hav & vatten myndigheten and got more confused the more i learned about the system and politics in fishing in the sea and the rivers. When summer ended i was fed up, i have to say. The mess created by lobbyists, gready people and stupid politics is not to be fixed by a few angry sportsfisherman, that's for sure. There are several forums to join on Facebook, for an example Save the baltic salmon, since many angry and dissapointed fisherman jell a hell of a lot louder, that will make a difference.

I have done other things during my stay away from fishing. Upgraded my drivers licence, sharpened my skills in horse driving and so on. But fishing is up again. At last :-)

Enjoy Berts fine clip, but be beware of swearwords. Big salmon and fine weather may forgive some of the bad language! I'll improve this year <"((((><

Click for full screen and go for the HD definition. The light out on the sea is great for films and photos!