Winter fishing season 2018 - 2019
|My first ice fishing trip of winter season 26.11.2018 .|
In the beginning of December I did some ice fishing with my dear old friend from Lapland. We have opportunities to do fishing together only 2-3 times a winter.
Wind turned from north to south and east which launched pretty good bite for us. We caught perches by active ice fishing and and pikes by ismete fishing. Period of daylight was short, 5 - 6 hours only, but bite started from morning and lasted until dark. My friend was very happy for the action.
Because open waters of Lake Saimaa were still open we stayed in shallow water areas of less than 2 meters deep.
|Ice fishing 8.12.2018|
In time of Chrismas I enjoyed of having 6 day christmas holiday with my wife in our fishing cottage.
Of curse I did some more ice fishing in snowy conditions. Bite of perches was less good if compared to my previous visit, but I had a lot of pike action with ismete gears. Normal size of pikes caught this area is 1-3 kg.
During this visit open waters of Lake Saimaa had got thin ice cover, but it was absolutely not safe to walk on.
|Christmas Pike 2018.|
In the beginning of February I was testing my Raymarine Dragonfly sonar for ice fishing. Because I was not able to find a carriage bag I liked for my sonar, I did one of my own. Screen angle can be adusted by lifting and turning the device and carriage has enough space for everything needed. So far I am very happy with construction size and functionality.