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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

September to its end and BGF up next!

Hi guys!

Once again a bit delayed report from us since it's been some busy days for us. Several guided trips since last post and during last weekend we were almost fully booked. Both new and returning guests tried their luck for a week or weekend. Several different nations were represented this time since guests came from Sweden, Poland, Latvia, Germany and Hungary.

As always results variated a lot between the boats but several pikes over +100cm was caught. Returning Swedish guests in Larsson company caught a fat beauty of 101,5cm just to name one of the nice pikes that was caught. They also helped us out with participating during one of their days in a video that we currently are making with skilled lads Philip & Axel from Stinger Productions. Next year we will have ourselves a nice little video to present our camp in a more modern way than pictures and texts. So keep your eyes open but of course it will take some time to finalize this little piece of magic.

I also had some days of work and these were spent with Philip (and Axel one of the days) on the water. Unfortunately weather gods wasn't cooperating with us since we had no winds to talk about and sun was most of time very strong to our faces... Luckily, we managed to catch a few decent pikes in a shallow bay where the water was a bit murky. We caught about 20 pikes in an afternoon with two pikes over and around the 90cm margin on top.

Yesterday was also spent on water but conditions were even worse with glassy water due to no wind and no clouds to talk about. We tried our best but fishing was tough. In total we caught 17 pikes with a fish of 90cm on top. Many nice pikes around 80-83cm was caught in the outer part of archipelago though and they all fighted very well.

Currently, water temperature is about 11-15 degrees in most areas. Still most big fish seems to be caught in shallow bays but also around islands close to bays. Biggest fish during Sportfish Masters competition in Karlskrona a couple of days ago was caught just minutes west from us and measured 112cm.  

In just a few days our camp will be very busy once again since it's time for Blekinge Pikefestival on October 3-4th. Around 320 anglers will start from our camp and hopefully we can catch some nice pikes for this competition. This year I'll be fishing with my boss Andreas and our friend Patrik as usual, and also new colleague Jakob. We'll try to post some reports during this weekend on the blog and Facebook/Instagram :)

Don't forget that we're open until the end of November this year and many weekends in November is still open for reservations! Experience Blekinge and Karlskrona at its best!

// Daniel Wickman

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Big pikes and extreme weather

Hi guys!

I'm sorry that it's been some time since last post here. We have simply been busy and I've been out on the water on guided tours a lot lately. Results has been good overall with several nice pikes caught by our guests during last 7-10 days. So here's a review about results, conditions and more from this week!

In the beginning of this week I went out together with Peter & Anders from Sweden. It was their very first visit to us and they felt a guided tour could give them some ideas of how, where and when to fish in our waters. Our tour of 4 hours started out a bit slow but soon enough pikes started to bite in shallow bays. McRubber and McRubber Jr in motoroil or burbot colour ended up being our best lures. Big fish was caught with 97, 96, 87 and 86cm as our longest, results isn't to complain about for sure! About 13 pikes or so in total gave these lads a good start of their stay.

The next day I went out with returning guests from Slovakia when Poulik family came back for a week of fishing. Their numbers previous trip was good but size wasn't, so this time they (of course) wanted to catch a big fish. How hard can it be when the first fish their dad caught this time measured impressive 108cm?!? McRubber did the trick again and of course they were happy already when I met them again on Tuesday morning for our guided tour. And our tour was also successful since we ended up with approx 40 pikes caught and biggest ones of 97, 95, 92cm and several more around 85cm. Nice tour with nice lads and so happy that we managed to catch some big fish together!

On Thursday we had many anglers coming to us. About 40 guests entered our camp to hopefully catch some nice fish. Unfortunately, weather gods wasn't peaceful to them. Very hard winds of 13m/s in average and up to 19m/s in squalls made it hard for most guests. It didn't really help that water level dropped all the way down to -52cm until Friday....

A guided tour with returning Swedish guests in Asplund company on Friday resulted in poor fishing. Conditions was very tough and places that was working well just days earlier was more or less impossible to fish at with low water level and very strong winds. Unfortunately we didn't find any big fish and only 5 pikes was caught in 4 hours.

Yesterday invited to a bit better conditions since water level raised to be -20cm and wind was a bit lower as well. This day I had a full day tour on the water with returning guest Mattias with his son Isak. Fishing started out slow and by lunch time we was up to 5 or 6 pikes. One fish of 85cm but still no monsters... I changed my plans a bit and decided to go to the middle part of the archipelago instead and leave the bays. This was a good decision for the moment since we caught many pikes in just one hour. Just before the end I told "It would be so nice to end up this trip with a nice sized fish!". It didn't take longer than 5 minutes before Mattias hooked a monster in shallow water on a McRubber Jr. The fish fought well but soon enough I secured her in the net.

The fish showed up to be 109 lovely centimeters long and gave Mattias a new personal best! Great moment and it all ended like a fairytale. In total we caught about 25 pikes with the beast on top of that!

Overall results this weekend has variated a lot between the boats where some managed to catch 20-40 pikes per day while other boats ended up with just around 10-15 pikes in total. Some big fish was reported as well since pikes of 112, 103 and 102cm was reported as well.

Great interest in fishing at the moment and we are currently having 8 boats out on the water for a week of fishing. These guests are from Sweden, Poland, Latvia and Hungary. Many more to come on Thursday as we are fully booked next weekend.

Water temperature is still around 15 degrees in most areas and water level is soon back to normal again. Bays seems to deliver the biggest pikes at the moment but when it comes to amounts there are still a few places in the middle and outer part of archipelago that produces even better.

Tomorrow I'm heading out on the water again with returning guest Emil with company for a full day. Hopefully to be back with even more nice reports after that! :)

// Daniel Wickman

Friday, September 11, 2015

September biggie

Hi guys!

So another weekend is here and about 20 anglers are visiting us at the moment. A few more groups to arrive during this weekend.

Earlier this week our many time returning guests in Luc's company managed to catch a monster! He eagerly told me that he caught a "Big fish" when he came back to the camp. I asked how big it was and immediately understood that yes, this was for sure a B I G fish!

He showed me pictures and his lady measured 116 centimeters! He also managed to catch a beauty of 103cm. These pikes was caught on small rubbers like cannibal shad and similar ones.

Other groups reports about variating results. A few boats reports about nice numbers while others struggle to catch more than maximum a handful per person and day. Fishing is fishing, as usual.

Regarding weather situation temperature has dropped quickly in both air and water lately. Most areas shows 14-15 degrees or lower in the water while air is around 17 degrees in daytime and 10-12 in night time. Water level is back to normal after a long period of low water level.

Many guided trips upcoming weeks and today I went out with a Swedish returning group. Fishing was for sure not at its best but still we managed to catch about 8-10 pikes in 4 hours with a pike of 99,5cm as biggest.

I have also been out for some private fishing with good results. A few pikes around the meter margin, even though a few of them less than a centimeter away from being on the right side of three digits... If autumn season continues like this I'm satisfied!

// Daniel Wickman

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Photo competition!

Hi guys!

So with autumn season started It's for sure about time to inform about our photo competition again. Every year with start from this year we will have a photo competition where the price is a special handmade lure from local bait creator Jenzza Lures. Fantastic creature and one of a kind. You can see this lure on the picture below.

So, how to compete? It's easy (at least if you catch a big pike)! If you catch a pike over 100cm during your stay; send us pictures of the pike and also one picture with the fish on a measuring stick. The longest pike registered in the competition before 30th of November 2015 will win the price and is to be announced on our Facebook page and blog. To keep this competition exciting we will not tell who the current leader is nor how long the fish is. The only thing I can say is that the current leader fish is more than 100cm long :-)

Me myself have been of work during this weekend on a bachelor party so I have not received to many catch reports yet. Amounts seems to be continuously good but harder to catch the monsters.

Temperature continues to decrease and today we have not more than 12-13 degrees in the air and about 15 degrees in the water.

This week we have returning guests from Belgium at our camp and many guests to come on Thursday for a weekend of fishing in Karlskrona. Hopefully I will have some time over to make a few casts during upcoming days to see if any archipelago crocodiles are willing to bite :)

// Daniel Wickman

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

September is here!

Hi fellow readers,

Finally fishing season is here and upcoming weekend we will be visited by 7 fishing groups from Sweden, Denmark and Belgium. A few of these groups will make their very first visits to us while others are returning guests.

A few days ago I went out on a guided trip with a Swedish couple for a 4 hour trip. We managed to catch 14 pikes and biggest fish was about a bit over 90cm. Good tour again!

The day before yesterday I had a day of work and decided to give it a try on my own. I went out for about 3 hours before a rain from hell started and made me soaking wet. Funny thing was that all pikes that I caught was in very shallow waters of 0,5m in bays. Mouse spinn fly with a little extra weight was successful and resulted in 7 pikes. A few big ones as well and one of them is to be seen on the picture below :)

Weather is still varm for being September. Yesterday air temperature was actually all the way up to 26-27 degrees and about 18-20 in the water. Probably temps will be going down shortly though since night temperatures expects to be below 10 degrees most days upcoming week.

Hopefully to be back with a nice catch report on Sunday when fishing guests leaves after a few days of fishing in Karlskrona!

// Daniel Wickman