sunnuntai 29. huhtikuuta 2012
Gave the title of this post a long thought because....well it was nice to get out with my boat on familiar water but in other ways it was kinda disaster. The weather,sunny,warm and very windy,once again:fuck the forecasts,before I went fishing it says 4-6 m/s,3 hours later 9-11 m/s,it´s ridiculous. Well the water then,murky,turbid.forgot to take my sonar with me so i don´t know the water temp but it was cold,if you don´t believe just ask my friend who was with me :))) And the fishing:not much to tell you about,we fished on windy sides,on calm sides,low water and deep water,among water plants,on open water and in rocky water,and the result was:Not a single hit either on flies or jerk baits and lures. One hit with the boat on a underwater rock and as a nice end of this trip my friend fell in water when we tried to dock for a lunch/toilet break. Right now I´m so disappointed and pissed of i don´t know will I fish today on Sunday or will I leave it to next weekend. This is exactly the reason I hate to get those skyhigh expectations for any trip,the disappointment can be huge,well,i guess things will get better,there´s a long season ahead to go,here´s some photo shoots from lovisa archipelago.
keskiviikko 25. huhtikuuta 2012
We live exciting times right now,THREE !!!!!! fuckin nights to go.I can hardly wait.Had some boat maintenance many days in row now and tomorrow it should finally be ready. Spark plugs,oils,some adjustments and finally new support wheels on my trailer was on todays list.
maanantai 23. huhtikuuta 2012
Next weekend I will launch my boat in Lovisa and I am sooooooo excited already,five nights to go,please let them go fast.The forecast who never lie to me said 16 degrees,cloudy and a wind about 5 m/s so even if I don´t wanna think of it my expectations sneaking higher and higher all the time,better to put some ice in the trousers at this stage,plenty of things can happen before weekend. Still got some maintenance to do on the boat before it´s ready but it should be an easy gig. A thing that wasn´t too easy was to get my boat dragged away from a slippery lawn,not even with my 4WD van.
lauantai 14. huhtikuuta 2012
I had set my sights for a pikeride next weekend so I was a bit surprised but also pleased when my brother called me at Wednesday If I would like to go out to see if there`s any ice left on some of his hot spots,well,after a long conversation (two seconds) I promised that it´s okay to go fishing next Saturday(today). I didn´t sleep very well the night between Friday and Saturday preparing myself for the forthcoming session. Woke up 5.00am and made me some coffee and sandwiches and after a quick breakfast I was on my way to a place called Tirmo near Porvoo.I felt very pleased while I was driving along the highway in a nice fishing weather,+3 degrees,a small breeze,maybe 5-6 m/s and rain,I met my brother 6.30am at the shore and after we packed the boat we went out driving in middle of ice floes,the rain had stopped and it was kinda foggy,felt like i was at Titanic :). Very soon we noticed that all the smaller sheltered bays had a ice blanket on so we just had to try to find some other places but we didn´t found any potential good looking places without ice so we were forced to fish on places were we were almost sure there will be no fishes at all but who cares,I had not any skyhigh expectations from the start,it just feels so good to be able to lay some line with a decent sized fly on the other end of it. Here is my first casts for this season chasing pike.
sunnuntai 8. huhtikuuta 2012
As it look now it might be possible to go out fishing for pike after a week or two,days are mostly warm but -10 degrees at nights makes the ice melting a bit slower but before May it should be melted away so it´s about same time as last year when my season starts for real. Well there has been time for boat maintenance and some tying and tomorrow if everything go as I planned I will go fishing to Lauttasaari again,or should I say practicing my casting skills,don´t really believe I could get any fish from there. Have tried some different patterns but to be honest I have not felt comfortable whit any of them,difficult to explain,I mean...I read a nice article from Markus Männistö who is an experienced pikefisher and he published a SBS guide of his slinky tube,it´s not that I don´t believe in that pattern,it sure works,no doubt about that.I just don´t like to do an exact copy of some pattern,want to put something "own" in it too. Anyway,that article inspired me to tie this one.
tiistai 3. huhtikuuta 2012
While writing this post every Pikefishers beloved springtime has take some steps backward.Last week it really looked good and I already had a hope that I would have been able to launch my boat this or maybe next week but yesterday I woke up at 3.30 am and noticed that my black backyard had turn to white in form of 10 cm thick blanket of snow,in middle of Finland it was worse than so,up to 20 cm snow.I can´t describe the feeling I had while driving to work in that heavy snowfall. Well,hopefully it was the last time for a while when I have to wake up in the middle of the night and go to work and plowing snow.It might be so but looking at forecasts I just wanna cry :((( -10 degrees promised tomorrow morning.Oh fuckin shit is all I can say!!! As I was mentally prepared for a trip to Lovisa archipelago but not be able to do so I have had some time to think some dark thoughts :) and of course tie some flies. To start,I noticed a thing witch I don´t know if it´s good or not:I ran out of Bug Bond so I decided to use my epoxy before I order some more UV-Resin. While I tried to make a nice head to a fly I remember why I quit using epoxy,you all probably know why... But one thing I also noticed is that Bug Bond smells a hell lot more than epoxy.Flies that I tied several months ago still got that smell,unsure whether it affecting my fishing.I have not heard anyone complaining so I think I will still use Bug bond as soon until my epoxy runs out. Here´s some new flies: