Tuesday 17 April 2018

Summertime memories

We still have quite a lot of (mushy) ice on the lakes. Nothing happening here.

Well, my so-called friends have been cheering me up with pictures of green banks and carp catch photos. Summer will come here, eventually. While waiting for the summer to come, the best way of getting my mood up is to browse through some old fishing photos! 

This beautiful common carp was caught from Slovenia (picture: David Primozic). I think I forgot to smile!

Friday 23 March 2018

Throwback Friday!

Just a picture of a carp from a couple of years ago (maybe 2013?).

Not a biggie, but still a nice wild carp :)

Monday 12 March 2018

Blip. Blip. Bliiiiip!

Dear Readers,

It's been a while and the blogging break is now officially over. In the future you will be seeing shorter blogs, longer blogs, or whatever. So be prepared for anything. I thought about changing the name of my blog to somewhat more descriptive of my pointless ramblings. 

So in the future it's not going to be only about carp, but also about carp. So without further ado, I present you: Carp Of The Thousand Lakes!

Hello! It's been a while! (this carp was from Slovenia Photo: David Primozic)

Monday 28 November 2016

So long and see you later! (this carp was caught from Smartinsko lake, Slovenia. Photo: David Primozic)

Wednesday 29 June 2016

Slovenia Carp 2016 - part 2.

Hi all! 

I just wanted to post a couple of pics from the Slovenian trip I made. The lake was Smartinsko - a lake I can recommend. This was my second time there, and probably not the last. It's a lake, not a hole in the ground. :) The carp are from the little ones up to 30kg+.

If you are interested, just contact David Primozic for fishing carp in Slovenia! (http://www.fishing-guide.si/carp-fishing/)

A hard fighting common carp. A real beast on the end of the line!!!
David Primozics nice mirror carp!
All carp on this trip were caught with CC Moore bait. My common in the picture was caught with Odyssey XXX + Acid pear -pop up. I can't recall what bait David used for this fish, but it was CC Moore :) And finally a landscape photo from Smartinsko...

This is just one bay, not the whole lake :) The carp started to spawn in this bay while we were fishing.

Wednesday 1 June 2016

PB Carp From Slovenia

Hi all!

I had planned my trip to Slovenia for quite a long time. I had the privilege to fish with a really good carper, David Primozic (a prostaffer for Prologic and a team angler for CC Moore), so I was really optimistic about our fishing. David also does guiding on Slovenian lakes, and he rents tackle for carp anglers. So if you are headed to Slovenia, just contact him! (http://www.fishing-guide.si/carp-fishing/)

The fishing started off quite slowly in the first day, as the spot was not prebaited. Luckily, the fishing took off the next day. I managed to catch my PB carp of 19,1 kg. The bait used was CC Moore Odyssey XXX 18mm  + Acid Pear pop-up 14mm. We also caught a really nice brace of good carp on the trip. There was one thing that started to affect our fishing in a bad way - spawning. Just on the second night the carp started their annual sploshing-in-the-reeds, so it had immediate effect as the fishing went slower the next day.

Smartinsko lake common carp of 19,1 kg. (photo: David Primozic)

Another angle of my PB carp!
CC Moore power! This pop-up + Odyssey XXX brought me most of my bites! (photo: David Primozic)

Tuesday 26 April 2016

PIKE: Start of The Season

Hi all!

Thank you again for visiting & reading my blog. It's been a while since the last blog updates, but anyway, I think writing a blog is like running a marathon, not a 100 m sprint.

I started my season just the next day after the ice had left the bank where I keep my boat. There were still some ice slabs floating in the lake, so the water wasn't too warm yet. At least the sun was shining - which is a good thing for fishing in the very early spring. Warming water usually means active fish. 

The start wasn't too good, but I switched to a new spot on the lake, where I had struggled last autumn (not catching a single bite!) Somehow my thoughts started wandering during my drive from the first spot to the second. I just love bright colored lures, especially when everything else in the surroundings are still dead and colorless. 

Colors. LOT OF COLORS! In the background is the new Patriot Pikehound 7' 50-100g rod.
So the new spot wasn't too easy, but I still remembered the rule from last season: "on this lake thou shalt not fish with paddletails!". So I switched to S-curve action lure (Line-Thru Trout 20 cm). The first cast gave me this 102 cm pike. It had some kind of a big wound on its back. I felt sorry for the little critter. Hopefully it will recover from his/her wounds. 

After catching my first pike of the season, I switched to SG Shine Glider 18 cm and started catching again (totaled around 7 pike). I fished the reeds with the new Patriot Pikehound 7' casting rod. I really liked it, as the rod butt section is quite short and really easy to handle while switching hands. Not my choice for pelagic pike fishing, but for casting in the reeds - a really good choice indeed!

What in the world happened to you?! 

Thursday 11 February 2016

Pike: Hungry Little Buggers

Hi all!

Some parts of the Baltic sea are already fishable, so some of my friends have already started their pike season. Alas, I just can't find the time at the moment to hit the waters. Hopefully, I will have more time in the near future.

Just a small suggestion to pike fishermen, who are more or less uncomfortable with bigger lures - don't be! Big lures can sometimes be the only lures that work - whether you are targeting small or big pike. Last autumn I read about guys using only small spoons for pike. Yes, these CAN work, and they are worth the try. But you can blank by using too small lures.

For instance, I was fishing with normal sizes softbaits (13cm), and was blanking. Then I switched to the 40cm Real Eel. You know what happened?

This happened. A smallish pike hit the 40 cm Real eel. It didn't want to bite the small 13 cm lure.
Yet again, this is not the ultimate truth. Only an idea that can sometimes be true. Be open-minded about your fishing, and sometimes you can discover something.