It is the beginning of the summer fishing season, it was early during the spring when I started to wait for the moment when I can go and fish northern pike and brown trout by spin casting so last week me and a friend of mine decided to head to the rivers and lakes of the Hossa area! Usually in the rivers around here, fishing is allowed from the 1st of June onwards till the 10th of September and in the lakes fishing is permitted throughout the calendar year.
The first two days we spent fishing in one of the most beautiful lakes of this area. Pictures attached to this post show you the astonishing purity and long visibility of these waters! This specific lake is also known for its excellent fish stocks so we decided to take our boat there and try to catch trout and maybe some northern pike as a side product. Eventually, the side product ended up being the main dish…
During the first day, our methods turned out to be successful and we got good contacts with fish. Here it´s not always that simple; crystal clear, deep waters with plenty of natural food for the fish to eat can make fooling them quite a tricky task. Catching a brown trout above the minimum size remained a dream this time so they were all catched and released. After the first day, we rowed our boat through a small stream to another lake where we spent our night in a wilderness hut by the shore, cooking and enjoying our picnic lunch by open fire.
After a good night’s sleep, we headed back to the lake to try our luck some more. The second day was much more silent with the fish but in the end a nice chubby northern pike accepted our lure. Especially the first strike was fierce and getting it on the boat took us quite a while! This pike we got just when we were leaving really crowned the experience but the best things were the setting where everything took place and the weather that was amazing. The heat was so intensive during the whole two days that we just had to stop every now then and go for a refreshing swim to cool down a bit. Swimming in the lakes is actually one the best summer activities in Finland and especially in here because the water is extremely pure.
Next evening and night we spent on a local stream that served us with some very nice river fishing, providing us with a nice catch in addition. Graylings, perches and brown trout were hungry and relatively easily cheated to bite the lure, only the bigger fish were left to be desired. But in total, these days were so enjoyable in every way that fishing is something that I recommend without reservation for everyone! 🙂
According to my last post, the last reindeer calf was born 30th of May so now all of them are released to the wild to roam free until the next winter! Yet again one busy winter with these extraordinary animals has been left behind and a generation of newborn calves will have to face the wilderness. Tasks related to reindeer-herding continue all through the year, summer time being a bit more easy-going!