Published Apr 3. 2006 - 17 years ago
Updated or edited Aug 8. 2015

Seatrout activity

What is your experience with the seatrout activity at this time of the year? When do you get most fish? Mornings? Datime? Evenings?

Mad Dog's picture

I dont know if you refer to...

I dont know if you refer to coastal or river fishing. On the coast at this present time only a good increase in temperature would do good. I just caught a nice 55cm sea trout on Langeland this weekend when we've been blessed with a ray of sunshine for a few hours. This was the reward after days under rain, wind and very cold water temperature where I (and pretty every angler I met) didn't get any action.

I personally believe that it is more a cunjonction of several factors (water temp, luminosity, water depth, wind and current) that may play a more prominent role than just time of the day. This will off course, definitively change later when spring will(finally) hit the coastlines.

vanuz's picture

Yes, I was talking coastal...

Yes, I was talking coastal seatrouts. The water is still very cold around the Danish coast, however, once it is warmer a bit, seatrouts will be vigorous again I hope. But I am not sure about the time as I have mentioned earlier. I also got one a few days ago, right at midday.

Seatrout activity...

My experiences are from Norway, south coast:
April 2005: Ice has disappeared from brackish water systems. There were good conditions to fish the canals leading in to the brackish water. Especially during night time. We caught a lot of nice seatrout in the canals.

April 2006: Ice is still present on the brackish water systems. Water is cold in the canals. There are very little or no prey/food for seatrout here, since the ice is cooling down the brackish water. My experience is that it is better to fish for seatrout in the bays (not brackish water) witch are faced south. The water is warmer and the fish is feeding. Activity is, compared to 2005, on top in the evening and fading out after sunset. :wink:

vanuz's picture


...cannot remember when I last saw a seatrout... are they back yet?


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