Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Salmon 8.3 kg

Todays single strike was a salmon of 8.3 kg, I caught it only a short distance from yesterdays place.
We had a real nice day on the water, with less wind and sunshine. For the next days the winter will be coming back and it might be that today was the last fishing day of this years Vänern season.
At least the last 2 fish were very good and make No. 3 and 5 in my personal Vänerlax ranking.
The hope is still that we'll have the chance to fish a few days more as the fishing is approaching its best right now.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Salmon 9.5 kg

After 2 days in our area without fish, I decided to move today some 20 nautical miles along the shore to the north to fish in an area which had produced some good fish in the last days. Short after the arrival I got a fish on, around 5 kg, which came off close to the boat. After catching 2 pikes I moved on a bit further out into the lake. Around 11.30 I got another strike. After 20 minutes and some messed up lines I could net a salmon from 9.5 kg, a nice reward for the long trip.One more undersized salmon closed the day.
Tomorrow the weather forecast looks good, while the rest of the week will be snow and storm again .

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

First snowstorm

Yesterday we pulled the boat out of the water to go for a motor service, which we had to cancel as the first snowstrom is hitting the country, at least one month to early. The weather is the issue of the year. In the past we had maybe 2 days in 2 weeks, which could not be fished, this year you can be lucky to have 2 days in the same period with acceptable weather.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Best day this year on Vänern , up to now!

Today I had our neighbors son fishing with me as part of his Birthday present and the fish behaved well. After a slow morning we caught a trout of 3 kg around noon time. On our way home, we hit a hot spot with tons of bait and caugth 6 fish in 1 hour, 2 salmon, 5kg and 3.5kg, a further trout of 3kg and 3 undersized salmon. The fishing was close to perfect as well as the weather.
Unfortunately for tomorrow the forecast is predicting new shit weather, only the early morning might be OK.