Report from 08.03.2015.
The trout season started in Croatia with huge Gacka River water levels. The second option was a channel near the town of Prelog where more that 100 trout anglers participated on the opening day. Because of this, I always prefer to go to the Vitunjcica River where the water levels are more stable and low and the river is not visited by many. The opening day at Vitunjcica river was good for those few anglers who were fishing there. Everyone had a few nice trout, and Sanjin even caught a beautiful specimen of 75cm.
The following week will be remembered for the strong northern winds that caused huge damages at the Croatian seacoast. The cold front affected the appetite of the trout in the river, so on this Saturday it was almost impossible to see any fish in the river. They were hiding under the banks or near the branches. Fabian and I tried everything, but we finished the day with only one decent fish caught by him: A nice rainbow trout that was caught in the warmest part of the day, when the wind briefly subsided.
It was a great feeling for the frozen anglers - and a moment of happiness for Fabijan. Later I had one smaller rainbow on the dry fly and early in the afternoon we decided to stop fishing and go home.