Good morning fishermen! Could end up being the final ice fishing session for us this season due to the temperature … positive degrees in the future as well. This require us to be extra safe with the gear today. Ice-prods equipped, life line and a company as well. I’ll be fishing with August Lägervik and expect Edvin Johansson to drop in later … he’s working on a night shift, so he’ll need some more sleep. Let’s head down and get our rods ready … as soon as possible before the sun sets. I’ll provide you with further details about the lake soon! It has been quite warm for a while. I checked out the ice yesterday in order to see the safety of the ice. I measured 10-11 cm of clear ice. Could sound quite safe. If it was a new ice with the thickness of 10-11 cm … you would be completely safe. However, due to the warmer weather, it’s not completely safe. The ice could end up softer than expected. We’ll be very cautious today. Shouldn’t be any problems. These types of holes can occur when
the ice is melting. Better watch out! It’s actually a real hole! We’re
able to reach straight through it. We’ll be very cautious due to the possibility of a decrease in thickness over the night. Should be around the same thickness.
– 10 – 11 cm. No problems, feels strong as well. Could be some variations though, so let’s be safe. We’ve arrived to the spot where we expect the deep area to start at. There’s an area with more current and usually the fish are nearby certain areas. We’ll be fishing at an edge which has the depth of 4 m to 30 or 40 m. Extremely deep. We’ll place the rods on the edge. In order to be completely sure of our location, I’ll be using the Deeper. As you can see, there’s one of
the selfmade holes, perfect. 4.9 m as you can see. The edge starts at 3 – 4 meters, so we’ll be heading just a bit further out. Great! The edge starts close to the island and crosses the lake. We’ll try out right on the edge, outside and perhaps one rod inside of the edge. The spawning period are setting in soon for the pike. They could therefor be located at the more shallow parts. We’ll see. We’ve measured the spots,
this one at 13 meters, perfect! August, let’s get our rods out!
– Let’s get it over with before the sun comes up. First bite for today! Exciting! The moment of truth.l Got it! Wonder how big it is. A small one.
– Let’s find out it’s condition. There we go. First pike for today!
– Great sign! Great condition, due to the murky water the pike have quite a dark pattern. Plenty of baitfish here as well. Good start, could’ve been better but at least something is biting. Time to unhook and proceed fishing. Bye bye! Tell your mother it’s time for her to feed! Great job!
– Thanks! Just as I was going to get the previous rod set, I received a bite. The rod is fishing at like 30 m of depth. Makes it a bit more exciting due to the expectations of bigger fish. Taking line. Plenty of line, check it out! Let’s go. Feels decent. Good fish. Awesome being able to see the pike beneath the ice. Lovely pike! This is how it looks, around 90 cm, weighing 4-5 kg. Time to release her, seems like striking period. Great condition. Good start, hope the activity stays the same! Will hopefully turn out great. All our rods are ready and we’ve been relaxing here for a while. August mentions this is not too uncommon … for this lake. Also my experience when fishing pelagic, clear striking periods
– Certainly, always in the start … then a few hours later, then some hours later,
clear pattern. You may have no success to start off with but two hours later you’ll have a double strike! Time will tell!
– Let’s wait! A bite August!
– On the deeper part, around 30 m. Nearby my rod where I caught the 4-5 kg pike. I expect it to pull plenty of line, hold the camera August. Check it out, taking line. Not that big, not that small either. The average weigh on this deep part is good.
– Seems so. Check the belly out. Decent fish! Three bites, three up.
– We managed to land all of them. Due to the warm weather you’re able to slide it down the ice. Bye bye! Running is always fun! Who’s the man approaching us?
– Is it Edvin? The pig-master? Good morning!
– We’ll probably fall into the water today. Cracking when I move. I’m not the one running for the rods today!
– You will! An old man’s chair!
– New one, ruined plenty of them before. Got some fish?
– Three bites – three up. What area deliver the most?
– On the outside part, one small over there on like 1 kg. The ice seemed quite thick before at least. What’s the plan?
– Place all rods nearby Tobias’s rods so he won’t catch anything. I’ll take a big one! Bye! Edvin! There’s a bite! I just walked and heard a boom! He’s going! Big?
– No, small one. A crocodile. Fish number 4 today, seems to be the average condition today. Lovely belly. Hooked using one hook only. Luckily hooked in it’s mouth and not it’s eyes.
Off you go! I desire a bigger one! I was walking nearby until I heard a boom, suddenly realized it was a bite. Two bites at this hole. Both around 3 kg. Should you make a hole there?
– This is where I’ll take a pig. I’ll take a big roach. Using this size as roach, perfect. Similar to the baitfish which they’re feasting on. 12-15 cm, good length. 30 meters of depth where I caught two of my pike. I prefer placing the roach close to the surface at such depths … perhaps not visible, but the roach is just 1 meter down. Works great. Not too long ago I visited Kanalgratis’s fabric in Sri Lanka, where we create the baits. I found a beautiful scoop! Costed me 2 kr (0.2 €)! This is what it looked like when I purchased it! I found a scoop which I’ll use for my ice fishing! A coconut, perfect.
Time to head home and scoop some icy holes! As mentioned, that’s where we create the lures. If your shop would like to purchase those baits … contact [email protected] Take care, let’s continue with the video and to scoop some ice! Take a big roach! The ice is so bad we’re forced to take
another approach! What’s happening August?
– A bite somewhere. On your rod?
– Yes. Walking with caution. Stay away! Heaviest man placing last! Scared?
– Yes. Spotted some nibbling-action at my rod. I don’t dare! Lost it. Bite! I’ll go for it.
– Get the biggest! At least you’re catching something.
– Smaller fish. Took some line. Not too small, there’s some weight. Not a 10+ fish. Like a 3 kg, probably a bit bigger. So strong!
– Awesome. Like a 3 kg fish.
– Something like that. Hope they’ll realize – the calmer they are, the faster they’ll be released. Plenty of double strikes, be on your watch Edvin.
– I am.
– Yes, you have any? There you go. He has got a grip on my rod!
– What are you doing? There we go. Got it! Nice fish!
– Certainly, release it and proceed fishing. Always around the average!
– Same size – fat. The clock is 12:00 p.m., we’ve been fishing for 5 hours – Edvin arrived a bit later … as mentioned earlier, August doesn’t dare to attend the ice anymore … he got too scared in combination with the sun. Some cracks as well, but I’ll proceed due to our safety equipment. We’ll be cautious. We’ll walk toward the rods, not run. Bite! We can’t cross this part!
– Your rod Edvin! Double strike!
– As I’ve said! Striking period! Be cautious! Holy! The ice is so bad. Get a big one! Big? Not sure.
– I don’t dare attending the ice. Me neither. Not that big. I can barely stand here.
A 3 kg fish again? Need pliers?
– Managed. Seems small!
– No, it’s big. Quite fat! Nice belly! Great job Edvin! I don’t prefer walking here. I’m sinking! I’ll gather my rods!
– I thinks it’s time! We’ve after this fish decided to wrap up. After like 1-3 hours, due to the sun, the ice is too unsafe. We’ll be safe and swap to another lake with better ice.
– Yes. We’ll make the final hours over there instead. Not fun falling into the water. I’ve managed to survive – don’t wanna test my luck anymore. Let’s get off this ice. Let’s hurry up! We’ve gathered our stuff and are about to head to the second lake, exhausted. Get in! We gotta hurry up! Before attending the ice we just have to
be sure about the thickness. Seems quite bad this close to the shore! Solid! If those type of hits don’t break the ice – it’s usually around 10 cm of thickness – safe. We’ve reached the deep area,
so we’ll test with a new hit. Doesn’t penetrate.
– A hit like that on the previous lake … would’ve dropped everything! Let’s hurry up and get our rods out.
– Clock is like 13:00 p.m. Check it out. Due to the sun, the stones absorb the heat which melts the nearby ice. The shore and stones are our enemies! Otherwise completely safe. Let’s get the sledge out and the rods! I’ll equip those. All rods are out, didn’t take that long at all!
– Like 15 minutes despite the big area. A shallow part behind us followed up with a deeper part. We’re covering depths of 2 – 7 meters … hopefully a bite will come soon. Rather pursue some ice fishing instead of heading home! I was examining the roach! A bite! First bite Edvin!
– 5 minutes after our rods got set up!
It has taken plenty of line, holy!
– Go for it! Decent?
– Could be. Not a monster.
– Great start on the new lake. The amount of line it took was insane! Better fish usually take plenty of line.
– Feels decent. Bigger than the previous fish. Let’s get it! The day of 3 kilos!
– Certainly is! Nice fish! Let’s release it!
We’ll keep hammering, we have
like three hours left of fishing!
– Let’s do it! Feels like a good day! Sun is out! We’re sitting here awaiting bites! Pig-crisis! Hello! Here I am! Plenty of bites?
– Why did we swap lake? I’d rather be swimming than sitting at this lake! Bad fishing! We’re done fishing for today – sun is setting. Last hours have been slow! First lake was better however I didn’t feel like swimming! … we therefor had to swap lake. If you’d like to see more videos from us – don’t forget the smash the thumbs up button … comment and follow us at Instagram and Facebook, links are in the description. The date for the sportfishing fair is 29 to 31 of March. Me, Philip, Edvin and the entire Kanalgratis crew … will be there. Please come visit is. We’ll also hold our recycling project so bring old jigs with you … in exchange we’ll buy them from you! We’ll create new baits using your old broken lures! See you at the fair! Bye!