Scientist’s Log: Day 12
Friday, October 11, 2019
Unfortunately, no fishing today due to scheduling issues.
Scientist’s Log: Day 13
Saturday, October 12, 2019
Spent all day trolling with Brian of the M/S Miss Vange II and unfortunately nothing to show for it. We had one good-sized salmon on, but the line broke and it was gone. We spent the morning trolling toward the inner side of the fjord and then in the early afternoon we migrated to the outer part of the fjord.
Around mid-afternoon Brian received a call from another fisherman fishing in a different branch of the fjord who had caught a few salmon. We quickly pulled our gear up and motored over there. Apparently the fisherman lost 7 salmon in a row — he was having a hard time mending his lines when he had a fish on. Unfortunately for us, the biting seemed to slow down once we got there and no new salmon were hooked — just our luck!
Ultimately, it goes to show you that it pays to have friends on the water and local connections. Brian had never been to this area before and at least for a short bit it seemed to be a fairly productive area for trolling Atlantic salmon. Maybe it’s a new place to add onto our dance card for the future...