Big Fish Stories – Expedition Hauka
Watch out for the bones in the fish. That´s ok. Chapter 1
Pike fishing in Haukalukta When I was home during the winters I fished in the lakes nearby. One winter I put up pike traps in Haukalukta and got many big pike. I got pike on both 12 and 15 kilos. That winter I called a 5 kilo pike a small fish. I will never know what the biggest fish weighed though. I had a 20 kg scale with me, but that wasn’t enough to weigh the pike. I always sent the frozen pike down to Strömbäck in Jokkmokk. You never know if you could sell them though, no one wanted such big pike… The few pike that are around are so dumb. I just put in the ”dubbelsnus” Man that fish is so thick across the back! This is crazy! Do not stress guys! Now it´s calming down… It´s not raining now… This power station can´t get wet. If that happens we can’t charge anything and there will be no film. IT´S A TROUT! Oh maaaan that is a big trout! Fucking hell thats a big trout! Johan take it! Chapter 2
The rifle barrel and the bear I did not have the time to aim properly. The bear was disappearing behind a hill and I shot but hit the bear in the leg. When the bear realized he had been hit, he turned around and charged me. He came right infront of me. I tried to shoot another shot, but the barrel and the bullet got jammed in the tray. Right now the bear was only 10 m from me, and I though to my self ” now, now i have to run”. I ran downwards. Down below there was a steep rock ledge where I glide down backwards on my back. I received the fall with the back of the rifle, lucky me, the jamed barrel fell out and I could charge a new bullet into the gun. The bear came charging right behind me, and I put the rifle to the chest of the bear and fired. The bear flipped around and I shot another bullet. If the jamed barrel hadn’t fell out of the rifle, I would have been bear food. Oh shit, Stenberg just fell in! Oh fuck! Hold on to this. Your canoe is floating downstream!! I’l run to get it! We got it! It’s dry in here! Can it be a big one? No.. This one was full of energy. I sip for the photographer. The photographer should not have any more! Why the hell are we up during the days? It seems like the night are assume! You got to film this! The pike is feeding on the grayling!! Thats sick!! Thats a nice pike! He is munching the whole bag! That’s crazy man!! This is so cray!!! It had the whole bag in his mouth!! Chapter 3 “The walk with the boat engine” I went up to the cabin and said that the boat engine got broken. At 8 a clock tomorrow we leave. Don’t know if it will be exactly at 8, but it shore as hell will be tomorrow. I had a new engine down in Ritsemjokk, and i went down there to get it. Old boat engines weighed alot, mine weighed 78 kg. I took it on my back and carried it all the way to the cabin at Sitesjaure. At halv past 7 I finally reached the cabin. I went in the cabin and made coffee. The lads that slept in my room woke up and I said: Now we can get out of here, I have fetched my new engine and at 8 a clock we are leaving.