How to catch Danube Salmon with a #10 nymph / Huchen auf Nymphe.

Believe it or not: you can catch Huchen on a #10 jighead nymph. As long as it is the
The Glöckner. Then it is in fact possible to catch Danube Salmon under the full sun, right in the heart of a town, with people walking by and having their beer in the beergarden next to the fish.
All this happened in Freising, a little town just 45 minutes away from Munich. The river, called Moosach, runs right through the town, but its water quality is superbe, with trout, char, greyling and even crayfish.
Some while ago, the university of Freising started a test project, putting Danube salmon into the river some kilometers upstream from Freising. This year some of the fish went downstream (!), for breeding right under the eyes of not only surprised tourist but also fishermen. And well, one of the young boys couldn't resist this little ugly and black creature. Click here for flypattern.
 







Huchen fischen an der Sava Bohinjka - Fishing Danube Salmon at river Sava Bohinjka / Slovenia

This winter, beautiful Sava in Slovenia was generous again. Fishing for three days gave me three times Hucho Hucho action.
Day 1: watch the video, just amazing, after two hours of fishing. Together with my guide Emil Pintar we spotted six! 1m+ Huchen on a stretch of 300 meters. And another 5 upstream at the bridge (what I call "Huchen Bar"), ... speechless...




 








Another midday Huchen, caught under a bright sun, around 2 pm.

This fish was slim and 105 cm long. It took just some minutes to land him 50 m down from where I hooked it.

Day 2: 45 cm baby after dark.
 
Day 3: a huge huge Huchen just in front of me, going after my lure for three times, hooking and loosing it after some seconds. This fish came up like a submarine, rolling like an alligator, showing his enormous white belly. Tomaž Ravnik was able to catch it a week later. Congratulations, Tomaz!


Tomaz with the submarine.

So, after three days of fishing, all I can say is: If you don't belong to those happy few, living next to a Huchen-River, beeing able to go out there to cast a 1000 casts every here and then: go see Emil Pintar at beautiful Sava Bohinjka.