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Friday, June 27, 2014

Lokvarsko lake

Lokvarsko lake is artificial lake placed in Gorski Kotar region in Croatia. Lake is up to 40m deep and size of about 2.5 km2, and is nice place to visit and take a kayak or boat fishing tour, like we did. Our guide Daniel showed us the best positions on the lake, and we spent time fishing the perch and trout. Trout is quite rare in this lake, so we were lucky when Daniel caught small one with Awaruna silicone lure on trolling technique. Later at the evening we heard about one bigger caught at the lake, also with Awaruna 2" silicone lure, (color 206). Lucky fisherman is Zdenko Vidakovic, who was fishing for carp at the lake with his friends, and occasionally they knew to trow their spinning lures in the bay where their camp was located. Congratulations on a great catch!
Zdenko Vidakovic and the catch of the day
Trout trolling at the evening
Lunch break!
Fishing rules at the lake are managed by SRK Lokvarka, and you can buy a daily license on a few locations near the lake. Beside trout, perch and carp, lake has good population of big pike and chub. More info about this lake that is famous by the trout world record from 1968 you can find on page http://srk-lokvarka-lokve-english.weebly.com/

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Gacka season update

This part of the season at trout rivers in Croatia was marked by unstable weather and the fact that fish are cautious and suspicious of the offered flies - most like because they have probably been caught several times since the beginning of the season. (In the meantime weather become stable and hot like in the summer)


Frequent changes in air temperature, rainsvariations in the water level of the river and presence of many anglers, affect the mood and behavior of trout. In this part of the year trout activity should move to the surface, but cold days (like this Saturday two weeks ago) and temperatures of 13 degrees nailed the fish to the bottom.

My plan to fish with small nymphs and dry flies quickly fell through. Although I had a few fish, and one big rainbow trout, my total catch of the day was much worse than my friends Sasa and Ivica, who were using "heavy weapons" strategies and were persistent in fishing with streamers near the bottom. Of course a sinking fly line was instrumental to their success, especially for Sasa who had some really beautiful trout.
 
The most successful moment of the day in outsmarting with this big rainbow trout occurred when after changing all possible nymph imitations, I took a red imitation of a bloodworm from my fly box. This "fly" is a little unusual for trout, but this year it gave me some nice fish, probably because other anglers rarely use blood worm imitations.
 

Pike limited Fangbait 140 SR

video edit: Robert Pljuscec