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Sea trout fishing season is officially open. I managed to hook nice little over 40 cm sea trout. I also had one monster on for few minutes but unfortunately it released itself when the fish jumped in the air. I managed to measure and weigh it “really well” in the air so I would say it was 2.5-3 kg sea trout. The spot has been producing very well throughout the season. One of my friends landed nice 62 cm / ~3 kg fish from the same spot.

Sea trout

Sea trout

Finally I managed to launch my boat last weekend. It has been quite early spring this year which means early open water and no ice! This time of the year white fish fishing is very productive as white fish are coming close to shoreline to feed. White fish fishing is quite popular in southern Finland shoreline. White fish is very very good fish to eat. Me and my friend managed to land one good size white fish on our first trip of the season. Yesterday I was fishing again the same spot and I managed to land another good size fish.

Angling from a boat

Angling from a boat

Again we spent whole Saturday fishing some sea trouts. This time I managed to land my personal best. We were fishing the same spot as earlier and this time I landed one nice 49 cm trout and also 2.2 kg / 59 cm. Oh boy that fish was nice.  I hooked smaller 49 cm fish with red and black Forelli lure. Second one I hooked with a black leech casted with Bombette/Bombarda weight which is commonly used in Denmark when fishing some sea trouts. With bombette you can reel in the rig and fly more slower than with a lure.

My friend hooked total 6 fishes with a fly. Fly was more effective than lure which made me use bombette rig. All fish were C & R.

Bombette rig

 

2.2 kg

2.2 kg

 

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2.2 kg

 

2.2 kg

Close up

 

C & R

C & R

 

Catch & Release

Catch & Release

Sea trout fishing

We had some nice sea trout (sea run trout) fishing last saturday. Our plan was to fish white fish and perhaps do some sea trout fishing as well. We were fishing white fish from my boat when my friend spotted a feeding sea trout just close by. He landed a nice cast just near the sport and fish was on! After he landed a nice 45 cm sea trout we decided to concentrate on sea trout fishing. My friend managed to land six nice sea trouts and I managed to land only one which was nice 49 cm. All the fishes were C & R.

Nice fish

Nice fish

 

49 cm

49 cm

 

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Tale of a Lake

I found this nice teaser about an upcoming documentary. I hope they relase it soon as it looks awesome!

Lures for summer

I have started to buy few of these “jigs” for summer fishing. I will call them jigs as in english language there is no word for these. These lures are generally used when ice fishing and they are loosely translated “level pilk’s”

Here is a video demonstrating the lure, sorry for the annoying music and all. Please note video is NOT made by me🙂

These jigs or lures are very good when fishing from a boat between bottom and surface. Almost like vertical jigging but without soft baits. The method is effective when fish are not in the bottom.

Lures

Lures

Second and third from the top are made by local commercial lure makers. Other three are made by “Hämy Lures” and they are made by hobbyist who makes lures as a hobby. Quality is very good.

We will see how these work during summer 2014.

 

Changes

First big apologies for not updating the blog earlier. I have been quite busy since summer due to new family member🙂

Since last post I have bought a new boat. Previous bout was OK but not good enough for rough seas. Also this new boat has more space and it has bigger engine.

Silver Hawk 540 CC

Silver Hawk 540 CC

Boat has 115 HP Mercury 4-stroke engine and I have also installed Minn Kota Riptide 55 lbs bow mounted electric motor on it. Minn Kota has iPilot functionality which is awesome.

Foggy

Foggy

 

During the first trips we had a chance to try catching some sea trouts. I haven’t been chasing sea trouts very much earlier but now I will spend some time catching them in the future. My friend managed to catch one nice trout.

Sea trout

Sea trout

As soon weather warms up and the ice is gone new season is open. Hopefully this will happen in April.