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Saturday, April 30, 2016

New season best pike!

Hi guys,
Finally some time left for an update on the blog. We are continuously busy and this weekend we have all our boats out on the water, which means 19 boats. Upon these we also have 3 groups with private boats here so in total about 65 anglers. Anglers this weekend are coming from Sweden, Denmark and Netherlands. 

Earlier this week I had a few days off work and of course I tried my luck out in the archipelago. Very windy days made fishing hard but in the end of last Monday I managed to catch a beautiful pike of 103cm. Once again caught on a Beastly tail 23 in motoroil colour. Very soon we will have a limited stock of these fantastic lures in our reception in some magic colours!

The next day I only went out for a few hours and tried a new softbait made by some young talented lads from Karlskrona, Kevin & Albin. Very soon I got in contact with the first pike and at almost the same spot as the day before where I caught the 103cm fish, I caught another nice fish of 93cm. Success for the new lure which now is frequently used by me :)

During the last days I've been out on three guided trips. The first one with returning Dutch guests last Sunday. I don't exactly remember the numbers we reached but a nice 98cm pike was caught by my guests. A great fish for sure, but during their stay they managed to catch some even better sized pikes. In total they caught three pikes over +100cm with a real shallow monster on top. A stunning fish of 117cm which is the biggest fish caught by our guests for a long time. This lady decided to bite on a classic Buster Jerk. Pictures will come in the beginning of next week so hold on!

Overall fishing is slowly starting to get better and better. I would say that most pikes are done spawning by now. According to the catch reports I receive, many pikes are still caught in the bays but a few groups also reports about some fish around the first islands outside bays. A lot of herring is still around the harbour and if you're lucky, you might find some fat herring eaters around there now.

Our guests staying on weekend packages are fishing until 12:00 tomorrow so more reports is to be shared in the next blog post. Hopefully most anglers can enjoy some nice fishing today since weather is nice with moderate winds from E/SE and a bit cloudy.

Until next time, have some fishy days!

// Daniel Wickman


Friday, April 22, 2016

First busy weekend

So time for another update. This weekend is quite busy with all Master500 boats and also a few of the smaller boats booked. In total 14 boats and approx 42 anglers on site who all tries to catch a monster.

The beginning of this week was tough with very strong winds and low water level. We had one group of anglers here for fishing Sunday-Thursday and they struggled during their first days with low numbers and sizes. Last Wednesday was much better though since the Swedish lads managed to catch 20 pikes with a few big ones also. Their biggest fish measured 100cm that day.

Yesterday all the weekend package groups arrived and it was a busy afternoon with a couple of propeller switches as well. One group found the right spot directly since the third cast of their trip resulted in a 10kg+ pike! Amounts wasn't great but still nice result with such a big pike directly.

Weather conditions obviously change a lot during this time of the year, with some days of sparkling sun and no clouds, while some days with rain, clouds, sun and everything at the same time. Wind is also spinning like a clock at the moment. Yesterday W/SW and today N/NW while tomorrow seems to offer north winds in the morning and south winds in the afternoon. These facts doesn't really help us out since pike fishing most of times are affected in a negative way by these weather changes.

A half day guided trip today resulted in no more than three pikes in the boat plus two faul hooked big breams. Slow fishing but we did see many pikes in shallow water so hopefully my guests can go back there later or tomorrow and experience better fishing than what we did this morning.

Overall results seems to variate a lot between the boats. If you find the "right" spots, you can be successful but if you don't, it's hard to even catch a handful of pikes.

To be back with more reports from this week, most probably on Sunday.

// Daniel Wickman

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Snooze mode

Hi guys,

Time for another report since this mid April weekend is coming to its end. All anglers that came last Thursday has now left us after some days of overall tough fishing.

During last Friday I had a guided tour on my schedule together with two Swedish lads. We went out for a half day trip and experienced a slow morning. Not many bites but a lot of fish was following our lures. During four hours we had five or six pikes in the boat but I must say that at least 40 pikes if not more were following our lures all the way to the boat. We caught one big fish during our trip but "unfortunately" this fish choosed my lure, and not my guests... This fish was done spawning and measured 110cm and 9,3 kilos. This monster was caught on a Renz-Stein lures Beastly tail 23 in motoroil colour, approx 0,7m of depth. Still great fun and we had a good time out there!

Only a few boats seemed to find active fish at all, since a few boats barely caught any fish some days. Personally, I thought fishing was going to be better this weekend since we experienced a lot of following pikes during the guided tour only a couple of days ago. Many pikes are done spawning by now while there still is a chance to catch a fat hecht mama in some areas. I think the best boat managed to catch 15 pikes in one day out of our five active rental boats during this weekend...

Weather and wind is really playing us a trick right now. Wind is turning like a clock, as well as the strength of wind. Today we have south-west winds up to 18m/s in squalls, while we had north winds just a couple of days ago. This makes the water level to go up and down as well with big varieties. Only a few hours ago we had -5cm but is expected to drop down to -45cm later today, and then go back to almost normal tomorrow again. Not to good for fishing, for sure. These changes also affect water temperature since we are down to 6,5 degrees in some areas again while warmest bays shows up to eleven degrees.

Some days off work is on my schedule upcoming days and I will give our beloved pikes a try again. Amounts should get better any day from now so hopefully all guests that will come next weekend can enjoy some nice days of fishing in Karlskrona. To be back with a new report in mid week!

// Daniel Wickman

Sunday, April 10, 2016

A weekend with ups and downs

Another weekend is coming to its end and this spring is really flying away. This weekend we were visited by about 30 anglers. Unfortunately, many of them left us with poor results. Most probably due to spawning since we have reached the peak time of pike spawning by now. But there were a few boats who managed to find the right spots!

Numbers were not great as far as I know but at least 5 pikes over 100cm was caught by our guests and most of these were still full of eggs. Several of these were new personal records for our guests so there was for sure a few guys leaving us today with happy faces. Shallow bays with 1.0m of depth seemed to be the right place for Keväänranta and his friends since they managed to catch several nice and fat pikes, with a couple over 100cm.  

I will now have a few days off and some fishing will of course be on my schedule, especially this time since I didn't fish at all this week.

Next weekend we will have 7 fishing groups on site for a weekend of fishing. Let's see if they can manage to catch some big mamas!

On the picture below is Mattias with his new personal best pike. This one measured 102cm. Congratz!

// Daniel Wickman

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

April is here!

Hi guys!

Time for a new update in our blog. Actually, I have not been fishing myself since my previous post one week ago. Other things were on my schedule this time when I had my days off work. Spawning is in progress since both temperature, weather and time is right for some sexy time. About 9-10 degrees in the water lately and day temperature of 9-13 degrees in the air.

What many anglers seems to think is that spawning is equal with bad fishing possibilities. I must say that this is not the case. If you find the right spots you can still have very nice fishing, for both pre- and after spawn pikes. Last year spawning started almost the same time and we caught fish full of eggs all the way into May. We also caught fish that were done spawning in the middle of March. It's not a process where all pikes gather up and spawn at the same time, it's a P R O C E S S which takes weeks and maybe even months before all fish are done. I don't say that fishing is as good as before or after spawn, but It's just about finding that right spot, as always.

Tomorrow we will have anglers on site again since 9 groups will be visiting us for a weekend of fishing. This time only guests from Sweden and Denmark. Weather conditions looks promising so hopefully our guests can have some fun fishing out there!

Earlier this week we also got ourselves a big load of lures from Svartzonker. We have many colours and sizes in stock, available in our reception. Who can go out fishing in our area without some new McRubbers? ;)

About 3 weeks ago we were visited by Eric and his friends. They had very good fishing and caught some big mamas to. Down below you can see one of the beautys, caught on Renz-Stein Beastlytail.

A guided trip is on my schedule on Friday so a new report is to be written either in the end of this week or in the beginning of next week.

Take care guys!

// Daniel Wickman