Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Mid March update

Mid March is here and this is a nice time of the year for pike anglers. Fortunately, in Karlskrona we are lucky to have a very short period of ice each year. Some years we don't even get any ice at all. This year we only had ice for about a month from mid January to mid February.

Last weekend we had a couple of fishing groups staying at Dragsö. One of them a returning Swedish group coming for a couple of guided fishing days with me. The other guys was another returning Swedish group with who went out with a rental boat. Conditions was tough with winds up to 23m/s on Friday and 21m/s on Saturday. This combined with low temperatures and lots of rain didn't give us the best conditions to fish. However, in my boat we got up to good numbers anyway and also some nice fish to!

Friday was spent west of Dragsö while Saturday was spent in the east part of the archipelago. During Friday we caught 33 pikes and Saturday 42 pikes. Many more was lost (as always!) and the top pikes in the boat during Saturday measured 96,92,91,90 and many more over +80cm. This even though we had company with a seal a couple of times in the area where we fished. However, it was clear that when the seal was close by, the pikes got completely inactive. 15 minutes later they were back to normal activity again. 

More or less every day now we receive new reservations of fishing packages and popular weekends in May are filling up fast now. The same when it comes to available guide dates. Most Fridays and Saturdays in April/May is now already booked so if you think of visiting us this spring, it's for sure about time to make up your mind as soon as possible!

All boats are now in the water and ready for fishing. Upcoming weekend we will lay low and only have cabin reservations but from next week we will be open 7 days a week. Really looking forward to this spring!

// Daniel Wickman