Monday, April 2, 2018

Season has started!

Finally, really. Finally we were able to start our fishing season last week. After two weeks of cancelled reservations we launched our first boats about a week ago, Saturday the 24th of March to be more precise.

During the first days of open water both me and Willy tried our luck out there several days. I managed to catch a meter pike together with Philip (Bläcksquid Inc) and Jocke (Team Svartzonker). A few days later Willy caught a nice fish just under the meter margin. Good start!

Last Thursday we welcomed about 20 anglers to Dragsö. However, they wasn't greeted with the best weather conditions. In the afternoon a snow storm visited the whole county of Blekinge. The next morning we literally had to shove loads of snow out of the boats.

Weather continued to be crazy during whole last week. One day offered sparkling sun with 7+ degrees and no wind, while the next day offered wind squalls up to 18m/s and lots of snow. Yesterday was once again a day with snow most of the day and strong winds from north.

With these facts in mind, it's easy to say that the conditions wasn't great. However, a lot of big fish was caught both by local anglers and guests staying at our camp. As far as I know, the best boat reported about more than 50 pikes in a day with a 109cm on top. But as always, results variated and some boats struggled to catch a handful of pikes in a day.

Unfortunately, I don't have a lot of pictures of pikes to share this time since most ones I've seen has been seen on various private Facebook/Instagram accounts, but many meter pikes was caught in the surrounding area last week.

Thursday will be a busy day for us with almost 30 anglers coming for a weekend of fishing. Until then, we have some work to do, getting more boats ready to hit the water. And of course some time will be spent on the water as the forecast looks better later this week with expected 7-11 degrees in daytime several days.

To be back!

// Daniel Wickman