Day 2 of our trip and we wanted to do the ultimate fishing day on a spot that is well known but unexplored because,…. fishing a forbidden fishing spot!.
Last year we heard about a lagoon, deep and wide that a battleship would fit in it, sunken! And of course endless pikes everywhere. And we caught there pikes, last year, in vast amounts.The only problem was that this lagoon is located in the middle of a highly restricted area. There are a lot of spots on Rügen where fishing is prohibited but at that spot fishing and just being there is also prohibited. This makes it a little bit delicate. Do you think this is bad? No, being caught there by the inspectors is bad, but nothing compared to the wasted effort. You have to walk 3 hours to get there, 6 miles through the wildlife. 3 hours in full wading clothes. We found a wilderness trail that gets us there without being caught, but its off course harder than the fixed trail.
It was clear that this year we will do this spot in any case. It is the experience and the pure natural beauty that attracts us taking this effort for the pikes, ….. , and the forbidden ,-)
So we started very early to have plenty of time left after the long march to fish there. On the way there we walked silently with the fear an inspector would catch us. When a branch snaps in nearby bushes you immediately think about somebody who want to ruin your day. The only good in being caught there would have been not to walk 3 hours back, because they would drive us out.
Good, we reached there without any problems. Unfortunately the water was much higher than the year before which made a lot of spots unfishable. There is only one section in the lagoon where you can wade a few meters out. All other spots the water depth drops off immediately after the reed beds. This made the fishing extremely hard because we had to fish directly out from the reed. Totally annoying, even with a stripping basket the line tangled permanently around the reed. We caught a few fish but gave up before we were killing our rods. Either we snap them in the reed beds or we intentionally break them off in a moment of missing self control, We decided to fish outside the small lagoon around the entrance.
Within the next two – three hours we caught a good dozen nice pikes, all middle sized. On the way back through the reed beds I tried some more holes in the reed to do some more casts out into the lagoon with the one and the other pike making me happy.
Before dusk we packed and set off from there. On the last mile we were close to surrender to call somebody driving us out. You can’t imagine how happy I was putting off the wading boots. Good we did it once, but we decided to not go there once more this year. Not under this water conditions.
Next Chapter: The tackle.
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