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2 Days in january at Lake OVM

Posted on 9 January 2013 by Vincent

Last weekend has been another great weekend. 2 Days fishing in one of my favorite fishing spots: Lake Oostvoorne. 2 Days of big fish, good weather and good company!

On friday Philip, Pieter-Bas and I drove to lake Oostvoorne very early. We wanted to be fishing at sunrise. The plan was to have a go with some sinking line techniques. Boring fishing if you ask me, but it should be very effective this time of the year.

Early in the morning both Philip and Pieter-Bas got a take very early on. None of the fish stayed on the line. But it gave us some confidence. Something you definitely need on lake Oostvoorne. Meanwhile Sander had also joined us. Sander and Pieter-Bas would give it a different approach. They where going to fish on the inside lagoons to fish with small nymphs on a floating line and a long leader. We split our ways.

After a while I finally get a take on a very small fly. It’s called “stokje” in Dutch, which means “little stick”. One of my most favorite lake Oostvoorne flies. It turned out, my first fish of 2013 would beat my largest fish of 2012 on this lake. A strong 67cm male took my fly. After a short, but very explosive battle I could land it.

The fight is on!

The fight is on!

A big 67cm male trout

A big 67cm male trout, nice fish to kick off the 2013 lake Oostvoorne season!

Caught on a tiny fly!

Caught on a tiny fly!

Philip took some great pictures of this fish. Right after that, Philip had a take on his fly. A pimp fished on a sinking line! It was a strong fella!

Fish on!

Fish on!

Winter pimpin'!

Winter pimpin’!

After that it was over. No more fish were seen. Pieter-Bas and Sander also couldn’t find the fish. A little snack wouldn’t hurt, so we went back to the parking lot and Pieter-Bas made us a real fishing lunch: Sausage sandwiches and pea soup. Badass manly winter food.

Back to fishing! The fishing remained very tough throughout the day. Just before sunset Sander caught a 50cm fish on his small nymph.

Owyeah!

Owyeah!

Explosive rainbows!

Explosive rainbows!

2 Days later lake Oostvoorne was on the agenda again. This time with Jasper, Paul, Brian, Pieter-Bas and Ricardo. We arrived at the lake early again. At sunrise. When we arrived at the parking lot our jaws dropped… A lot of people were already fishing. Something you can expect on a sunday, at the end of a holiday period, but this was more than usual.

Well, just forget about al those people, and try to find some spots away from all those people. After a while I got a phone call from Jasper, him and Paul had already caught their first fish. Jasper had even caught two, a small one and a bigger one of about 50cm.

Jasper's fish

Jasper’s fish

Paul fighting another OVM beauty

Paul fighting another OVM beauty

Silver fish

Silver fish

Jasper caught some smaller fish on a tiny booby on a sinking line, but they weren’t the fish he was looking for. Pieter-Bas had also caught a good-sized fish, on a floating line using a small nymph, just like friday.

Ricardo and I couldn’t find any fish. We where frustrated by all those people, and not really in our “fishy mood”. We had to get us a decent lunch.

A little break every now and then can be good for your "fishing sense"

A little break now and then can be good for your “fish mood”

Just before Paul and Jasper joined us for lunch, Paul saw a good fish. He caught the fish on sight, on a very small nymph. A real biggie!

Paul fighting a big fish

Paul fighting a big fish

Finally landed!

Finally landed!

Paul's fish

Paul’s fish

Going back

Caught on a tiny nymph

The evening approaches, and Ricardo and I haven’t seen any fish. Maybe it’s about time to change our tactics. Fish the old familiar way: Pimpin on a floating line. After a while I finally get my first take. A very small fish, but it counts! The fish took the Pimp like there was no tomorrow.

Finally, a fish!!

Finally, a fish!!

Shortly after that, I get another take. Another small fish took my pimp. Small, but at least some action! A couple of casts later Ricardo also gets a take on the pimp. A better fish took his fly right from the surface.

Pimpin!

Pimpin!

After a couple more casts I get another take. A herring this time. Not the fish we were after. A good way to end a long, difficult but fun day! Thanks guys!

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