Our winter package consists of the Jordö New Cottage, the perfect sea cottage. The price is for up to four persons and includes one Master 500 Pro Aluminium boat and two fishing kayaks.
In late autumn the majority of the pikes migrate into the vast inner archipelagos shallow bays. The main reason is that the water temperature actually is higher there due do the thick clay seabeds that absorb warmth. That means that pikes are rather easy to find IF you are really careful without spooking them. Any sound, a shadow from a boat etc spook the pike, but with a kayak you can get really close. This kind of fishing is very exciting. It´s almost like stealth hunting.
You paddle standing up trying to spot the pike or the dust cloud from one that swims away. When you see the first pike you know that there are more pike close by The pike normally form small groups during the winter. It´s very important to fish your bait very, very slow and with many and rather long stops. The most efficient way to do that is by fly fishing. We normally fly fish with a 8-10 class fly rod and a floating or slow intermediate fly line.
If you don´t do fly fishing with a normal fly rod, you might instead use a spinning rod, a bombarda/casting float, a long, tapered leader with a pike fly on the end. This way you can cast longer than with a fly rod and, with a bit of training, present the fly in the same way as with a fly rod.
It might be windy, so a boat for mother shipping of the two kayaks are vital is such conditions, also for safety reasons. By mother shipping you and your group can explore all the big inner bays. Remember; This archipelago is about 40 kilometers from East to West, so you have some options if using the boat. If two of you are fishing from the boat and two from the kayaks, I bet that the kayak anglers will "win"...How to book