Motivated by all the trips I am reading about on the facebook group Røye-fiske østlandet, I decided to hit the road already in November and drove for a weekend to Elgå. I did several adjustments to my fishing gear (smaller hooks, longer lines under the lures, installing a fly instead of hook, buying a floating suit), so I was very eager to test it all. And it was a good test! I cannot wait to be back again. Here are some pictures:
|On Thursday night I arrived to Engeren lake, where I spent a short night in the car. That lake was not frozen. I felt asleep at 2, woke up at 6 and drove up to Søndre Røåstjønna. There was already a lot of snow, so reaching the lake took some effort.
|There is very nice gapahup, so it was very comfortable to change into the new suit.
|I have never been there before, so it was challenging to decide where to fish. I was getting just small fish, but after lunch i finally got one nice røya.
|Evening came fast (sun goes down a few minutes after 15:00)
|so it was time to reach the car and drove to Elgå to Båtstø camping, where I stayed in a cabin for the next two nights.
|The plan for Saturday was clear - Volsjøen. It took me an hour to reach my favorite spot on this nice lake.
|After the long and windy Saturday on Volsjøen I was tired and on Sunday I decided to take it easy and fish only in the morning near the road. I walked across Hammarsjøen to Storsjøen. I have never icefished there before, but it looked nice in the summer, so I wanted to try.
|And the last picture i took - ice is forming on this part of Femund lake.