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Sunday, May 30, 2021

A late spring update

Wow, a season goes fast. Really fast. Just realized our blog was last updated before the ice melted away in the middle of March. Shame on me! But! My excuse is that many of you has hired me as a guide so many days has been spent on water during the whole spring. 

However, here and now we're soon to say hi to June in the calendar. That means spring season is more or less finished soon. It's been a strange season in many ways. Not every year we experience ice in the archipelago but this year we were forced to stay away from fishing from mid January to mid March. Ice got so thick that locals explored the whole archipelago ice skating between the islands and also between the city and Dragsö. Cool but strange.

The first day that was possible to fish again I went out with my friend Philip. A very successful day with 45 pikes caught and a beast on top measuring 110cm and 10,8 kilos for Philip. The following guide days resulted in fantastic days with 38, 40, 52, 48 pikes caught. However, since the ice got away late this year, the window of pre spawn fishing was very short. Less than two weeks of fishing before we clearly had the first signs of spawning pikes and our numbers decreased dramatically.

In the middle of April we once again had a couple of good days with 19 + 25 pikes caught. The following weeks was once again rather slow, probably since more or less whole April and May was very cold. Pikes normally carry small leeches in the winter season due to inactivity. This year we still caught pikes carying these leeches in the middle of May. A clear sign of inactivity.

When we finally got some warmer days in the middle of May, pikes immediately got more active and just in time for a hectic guiding period. Full day trips from middle of May for myself resulted in 21, 35, 18, 17, 19 pikes caught. 

A normal year without Covid19 we welcome fishing guests from between 15-20 different countries. This spring I estimate that 95% of our fishing guests came from Sweden. A few groups from Denmark and Poland visited us but also a couple groups struggled their way through Europe from Italy and Netherlands. Far from being as busy as we normally get in April/May. Fortunately, guiding trips was even more frequent than a normal year this spring and the summer looks out to be great with most cabins booked the whole summer. Most likely we will also experience a good autumn season again when restrictions lifts. 

During this spring, our Standard cabins has been fully renovated. They're now equipped with both cold/hot water, half of them as 3-bed units and half of them as 4-bed units. They also have floor heating and comfy beds!

We wish you all a warm and healthy summer and hope to see you at Dragsö Sportfishing anytime soon!

// Daniel Wickman