Monday, 25 April 2011
Being able to fish 3 weeks earlier than last year does have its downfalls. Pike are still in deeper water so I've been really stoked with the Jacks I've caught so far this season, especially as I've only been able to wade due to most of the ice still covering much of the island. Wading at this time of the year though is brutal as water temps drain your energy levels rather quickly. Even with 3 pairs of longjohns on, thermal vests, fleeces and jackets I can only bare being half submerged for around an hour before my body starts shutting down. Fishing in these temps is slow. I've been using a floating line with a much shorter leader of around 3 ft and mainly bendback flies and my rattle n hums which by the time have been retrieved are bouncing on the bottom. Still I managed to have a chat with this fella yesterday morning so things are looking up.