After a day off from kayaking and fishing, I decided to start early and after the 15-minute-ride, I arrived at the reservoir just in time for an incredibly beautiful sunset. Temperatures during the night where around 10 degree, so the fog lifted quite slowly. Again I missed out on numerous bites before I the first good isn was caught using Anydope’s OneNac. Again slow presentation and a perfect cast into heavy cover provided with a stunning fight!
First catch of the day.. and what a beast that was! Lure: Anydope – OneNac
If you spend more than a just day at one of the bigger reservoirs in this area, you can be lucky enough to discover one of these hidden treasures, one would easily miss on a brief excursion. On this very special day at Encinarejo, I found one of these gems while exploring a handful of small bays looking for promising fishing spots.
Scenery and atmosphere of this place where nothing short of magic and even in the heat of the midday sun (~ 30 degree), I found time to appreciate the singularity of this hidden freshwater inlet. It felt like landing the kayak at a secret place and the bubbling sound of the inlet and countless birds created a very special ambience. Unfortunately the photos made, can’t convey the atmosphere of the moment…
Minutes later I missed out on a decent fish when slowly fishing the area. As I can say from a short fight, strength and power of the fish where just incredible. This could have been the catch of a lifetime, and after the first adrenaline rush was gone, I felt the miserable pain of this lost opportunity… Anyway, what happened made me even more optimistic for the hours and days ahead!
This sweet fish couldn’t resist Abdeal‘s Abstract DM
Another nice catch on WildDancer‘s BigDeal!
Around midday and early afternoon I caught a few good-sized and strong fighting bass and even recorded a first successful fight on Local Lure’s Soritonbo. I was fishing this lure almost every day since arriving in Spain, but this was the first real strike! Again a beautiful fish and thrilling fight in shallow waters that helped me quitting a long day fishing with a bright smile. See for yourself!
Finally! First fish on Local Lure‘s 反りトンボ (Soritonbo)
To be continued…
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