We have been very busy since the season started late April, but now it's time for a fishing report of the first few weeks, and an updated top 10 !
When it comes to fishing, it was a real strange spring compared to other years. Every day was different, fish was moving around all the time. Spots that were great yesterday, did not deliver any fish today. So every day, you had to search for them again and again. But .... isn't that what makes fishing so much fun and exciting ?
Then from one day to another the temperatures during the day dropped down back to 8 degrees, and lot's of rain and wind. Wich made a lot of fish pull back into deeper waters again, and I think it interupted the spawning for a lot of them. And for the fishermen it was time to change T-Shirts back to winter suits :-)
Fishing is all about adapting to the circumstances, and hang in there, even on very hard days. And that's not easy sometimes. But those who did, they succeeded, and reported in an average about 10 big and strong pikes each day, lot's of them between 90-100 cm and all very strong fighters.
The past 2 weeks the weather stabilised again, back to most sunny days with nice temperatures. And the water temperature raises quickly now. The past week we had fantastic fishing ! Lot's of guests report in great results on jerkbaits, fly fishing and other shallow lures. An average of 25 fish per day, and always a few above the magical 1 Meter among them. For the new guests that has just arrived I hope it will continue this way.
I also updated our top 10 of biggest fish now, and Jesper Smorenberg definately takes the lead at this moment, with a beautiful 120 CM pike. But it's not done yet, we still have a long season ahead :-) If there is any pictures missing, please let me know and send them in.
Below are a few pictures wich i received from our guests, showing their well deserved "trophees" from the past weeks, click them to enlarge. All catch, photo, and release of course ! I think the pictures show all about the great fishing possibilities here in Dalsland.
I hope you all enjoyed your holidays here, and thank you all very much for booking at Sportfishing Dalsland !