Monday, February 2, 2015

Open waters with a winter twist

After a long time of inactivity it's now about time to do something about it. A new year is here and by that also a new season approaching. A well needed vacation is just ended and my cravings for pike fishing is up to its high limits right now. I hope and think that it's the case for many of my fellow readers out there as well.

It's still some time until the fishing season starts for real but we actually have open waters around Karlskrona already. So far it has been a warm winter and only a few days has been cold enough to create ice in the surrounding bays. Not more than to break up days later though. Water temp is around 1+ degree at the moment but some cold nights is waiting with temperatures down to -7 degrees so still we can't expect to have open waters for the rest of this winter and early spring.

But as you might understand, open waters means fishing possibility so several local anglers has been out fishing lately with variating results. One fishing team, Kalmarsundsportfiske, tried their luck yesterday. They caught 44 pikes on 5 persons and reported on Facebook about good average size with 10 pikes above 4kgs. My friend Jesper also reported about 2 pikes above the meter margin last week so for sure there is pikes willing to bite out there.

Since weather situation is a bit tricky with unstable temperatures we will wait for some time until we push our first boats into the water for early season fishing enthusiasts. It should not be to far away though. 5 of our Master500 boats are ready after service so when time is right it won't be long until they're in the water.

Some news are already presented for this upcoming season but to once again remember about them, they are as follows;

- Reval440 boats replaced with Linder440 aluminium boats (Basic packages)
- On site restaurant have new owners and will now be open partly during fishing season as well!
- All packages with Masterboats now includes Lowrance chart plotter rental
- New homepage
- Improved lure selection in reception
- Many cabins will have new sofas, furniture, mattresses and shower cabins
- More to come!

Continuously, I just updated myself with the booking situation at the moment and found out that interest for spring fishing is bigger than ever before. Several weekends is already fully booked when it comes to packages with Master500 boats and we receive daily inquiries for fishing packages. So if you are in thoughts about going fishing this spring, especially in May, it's high time to make up your mind ASAP to avoid disappointment. The same when it comes to guided tours, dates are filling up (to my delight!).

I hope to see you guys some time during the season, and stay tuned for more news and posts. Since I'm back at work activity will be going up onwards both here and on Facebook/Instagram.

If you have any kind of feedback, advice or thoughts please do not hesitate to conact me at Pictures are always very welcomed as well as storys and fishing reports. The more reports that I receive, the more I can share with you guys.

Finally, I sum up this post by sharing a picture from last week when I was fishing in Asia. A giant mekong catfish gave me a good fight. Approx weight of +80lbs!

// Daniel Wickman