Actually should be grateful for opportunity to at least get out fishing but due the shitty weather at least I would like to get some results in form of nice pikes for all the early wakeups and freezing my fingers and feet but...you know...just one of these weekends again.
We have had some very strong winds here lately,so also on Saturday morning when I woke up.
Wind from south +12 m/s and 17 m/s in gusts including a heavy snowfall wasn't exactly something to raise my mood 5.00 am and have to admit that staying in bed felt very tempting but after some coffee and sandwiches it was time to jump in my car and go out for a pike hunt again.
Due to the shitty weather and slippery roads it took me a while to drive to my planned destination and also took some time to empty my battleship from snow but after some struggling I was out paddling against the wind thinking how lucky I am to be able to go back with a tailwind.
Strong wind forced me to fish only on some calm places where I was able to paddle to so Instead of fishing a lot of spots I decided to fish few places more carefully then to paddle around for more spots.
Spent about seven hours out at the sea and when I started to loose sense in my fingertips and toes I decided to stop fishing with less than ten jacks landed,Tough day.
Next day I went out with a friend and the weather had made a U-turn,it was calm but cold,-3 degrees to be exact.
Water level had dropped about 30 cm from yesterday,Cloudy but no worry for rain.
Even if the weather conditions were better today we were a bit late out so we decided to fish just some nearer spots because days are so short this time of year,pitch black at 4 pm already.
Not much to tell you about from this day I'm afraid.
Six hours saldo was frozen fingers and toes which should not surprise you.
One !!! landed jack,three dropped and a big mama following the fly for a long time but not accepted it.
My friends day was even more miserable,no action at all but a broken rod.
Well....I always try to see some positives in weekends like this or at least learn something and I have learned something from this weekend:Blanking or landing just small or few fishes is far more funnier from a yak then a boat but if the weather is cold or shitty in any way it doesn't matter if I fish from a moonraker,I want fishes or at least action.