About the fishing in October and November
At the end of October it seemed they finally started feeding for the winter, many baitfish moved up to a bit more shallow area's, and the bigger predators followed. And under the right circumstances they were really active. So we had a great time, practiced different fishing techniques, and both spinfishing and trolling worked well. And of course, always good fun with our returning friends Johan & Ed !
Except for one.... because the weather was still so nice:-) So Tommie, Tim and me took a few more trips together. Both spinfishing and pelagic sharpshooting worked well, and all fishing trips ended with some decent pikes. Quality time !
2015 - THROUGH THE SEASONS
Some guests told me that the early spring fishing was really hard for them on some days, compared to earlier years. One day you could find a lot of fish packed on the shallows, and the next day, or sometimes even the next hours, they seem to be totally dissapeared .....or impossible to trigger. Well...Some days, that is just the way it is, and you can only accept it. Especially north winds are really bad for pike fishing here, but never a reason to give up :-) Have faith in what you do, and you always get rewarded !
But most often, it was a matter of changing techniques and fishing area at the right time. Spinfishing is most efficient in springtime, but that can be done in many different ways of course. Especially in such "hard" periods, it's very important to understand the water systems here, the influence of the weather on it, and how the fish responds to that in certain times of the year. Our fiskeland website can be a good start, you can find much detailed information about many lakes there. Also your electronic equipment is a very important tool of course. It's worth to study it well, because a sonar is so much more then only a "fishfinder".
And with that knowledge in mind, make your plan. The anglers who did it in this way, they often found the key, and they probably experienced the best spring fishing they ever had here !
The pikefishing in summer was most of the time good as usual, as long as the temperatures don't go up to high. But most lakes here reach depths easily over 30 meters, and are connected to each other by the channels, so it takes a long time before the water column is heated up to critical levels.
Summer fishing for pikes is really underestimated. A lot of people visit in spring and autumn, but it's good to mention how beautiful, healthy and strong the pikes in Dalsland still are in the summer period. If you look at the pictures on our website, often they are even more fat in summer then in spring or autumn ! Healthy, deep waters, and plenty of food explains. There is an incredible amount of baitfish on most of the lakes. Slow trolling or casting big rubber baits in the pelagic zones is a great method to catch them in summer. And don't forget the perch fishing ! From late summer to far into autumn you can really catch the big ones over 2 kg.
As written, the autumn started slow and it was very different results from one day to another. Different from other years, just like spring. But in the late autumn the fishing was really hot again, as you can read in this blog. Pelagic sharpshooting for single big fish can be very efficient and great fun in this time of year ! It takes some practice, but it's a thrilling game .....:-)
Have to wait a little while, coming up......but here's some to get in the mood :-)
There is more to explore
So, it's not so hard to imagine that Dalsland offers endless fishing possibilities, all year round !
Many anglers visit Dalsland for the great pike fishing. But it's good to know that there is so much more to explore... Big zander and perch of course, but also asp, burbot, various trout species and even big salmons are always nearby to catch !
Now, we slowly start preparing for ice fishing season. No winter temperatures yet, but it can strike any time now. Looking forward to it, Dalsland is also beautiful in the winter time, and ice fishing is a great experience, and so much fun. We're planning some serious ice fishing competitions if the conditions are right, so keep an eye on the website and the blog next year. If you want to join the experience, don't hesistate to contact us for more information !
To end up .....
And most important .....our guests, and friends !
We hope you had a nice time here, and we're looking forward to meet again in 2016 ! We keep improving, to make your holidays and fishing here even better. Many thanks for your faith in Sportfishing Dalsland !
We wish you all a nice December month, and a wonderful Christmas time !!
Andy & Nicole