Klarälven & the White Moose

What a trip to Klarälven! I finished the day with 3 brown trout and a couple of fairly decent sized grayling, i.e 30+. I had best fishing throughout the day with heavy weighted nymphs in deep fast flowing water. Around sunset big hatches of sedges could be observed and not to forget the pretty annoying biting midges and moskitoes. To my surprise there were hardly any surface-feeding fish.
And after sunset it got quite cold, compared to the weeks before. Maybe this slowed the hatching and feeding down? Another visiting angler to the river expressed some concern that the main insect hatches might  be over pretty soon. The last weeks were far too warm.
The highligt of the day was definitely not the fish I caught but a white moose that crossed the river just 25 m upstream from my position. There is also a video available.

hottest May ever

Pike fishing came to an abrupt end in May. Just 4 weeks after the ice had gone water temperature was up to 20 degrees. On top of this a blue sky and sunshine from 4 in the morning untill 10 in the evening. According to weather statistics the hottest and driest May month in the history.
I skipped the pike and fished for perch instead, with some occasional catches of pike and zander. Some spots held good numbers of fish and the keeping net could be filled within short time.
       kräftabborre - crustacean feeding perch
In the meantime the weather has changed to what is called `Swedish summer´. In three days it will also be possible to fully target on zander as the closed season will be over.

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