Monday, April 1, 2019

No April jokes!

April is here and it feels like spring is just flying away now. Did we even have a month called March this year? Well, obviously we had! Last week we had about 25 anglers on Camp Dragsö Sportfishing and I must say that numbers was variating a lot between the boats. Still, a lot of big fish has been caught!

About a week ago, I was out on a guided trip with RAM MOUNTS and had a great day on the water, with Jörgen Lind as a guide in another boat. In my boat, we caught a fantastic number of 67 pikes with the biggest fish measuring 106cm and over +8kgs. The other boat had very good numbers as well and I think we ended up with more than 120 pikes in the two boats. This combined with a nice bbq for lunch really set the flag on top this day.

A few days later I had a half day trip with Randall from USA who brought his two sons Riley and Randy. We had very difficult conditions with no wind and almost clear blue sky. The trip was slow in the first hours but before lunch we started to feel a gentle breeze and pikes got active immediately. Within the last hour or so we managed to catch 11 pikes and the slow morning was forgotten.

Later in the week we were visited by approx 20 more anglers who skipped the Swedish Sportfishing fair which was arranged in Jönköping last weekend. Most of the groups had tough fishing the first day, which was Thursday, while the rest of the weekend offered mixed results. Several boats had about 20 pikes per day and very good average size with many between 80-95cm. A couple of pikes over +100cm was reported as well!

A nice bonus catch was also reported during one of the days. A stunning sea trout of 4,5 kilos decided to eat a jerkbait for lunch! Sea trouts are not easy to catch but if there is any time of the year that we hear about those bonus catches, it's for sure now during end March/April.

One of the guest groups told me that they found an area where pikes seemed to spawn, while the other groups didn't see any signs of it yet. It's normal for this time of the year and most probably some more pikes will start this week. We had a very cold night last night with negative degrees but upcoming days will be 6-9 degrees in day time according to the forecast.

Today we also welcome Ivan from the Sportfishing academy to Camp Dragsö Sportfishing. He will do his trainee period for a week now before he starts working on the camp in the beginning of May. Very welcome!

Oh, I forgot. It's been some time since my last post.. I forgot that since then, I have also catch myself a real beauty out there on a day off work. A stunning lady of 113cm and 11,7 kilos, caught in about 0,5m of depth. Guess if I'm happy :-)

//Daniel Wickman