I had a few hours to kill tonight so I took a run down the coast as it was a nice night. While I didn’t go as far as I would have liked I was in an area where Bass are caught but normally later in the year. Out of curiosity I bought a £3 thermometer today in B &Q to check the water temperature. It was 7pm and 15 degrees and being a calm night there was not much wave movement. I guess because of this it was above what I expected. I managed a small Sea Trout on a surface lure a Xorus Frosty, this was a first for me and the only fish I came across and at 8 inches nothing to write home about. I made a number of moves as there was a lot of salad in the water. I made a point of checking the water temp at waist depth on each occasion the lowest being 14 degrees. It’s just about time for a west coast Bass on a lure as I can’t seem to get away from Sea Trout even when I try!
Sunday, 27 May 2012
Thursday, 24 May 2012
Sunday, 20 May 2012
I stuck with the Bombarda for a while with these 4 inch softies which are recessed top and bottom which makes it easy to fish weedless. I also threw around some Wave Worms for the last 30 minutes but the excitment was over.
We picked up a stray Marine on our travels pictured in the foreground, normally doesnt get his feet wet unless he's launching a boat.....
Friday, 18 May 2012
I picked some bits and pieces up this week which I ordered last month but which never arrived in time for my Kyle trip( no fault of the retailer) Long story short I got talking to a member of the team when I placed the order and we spoke about in- line Sea Trout lures from Kinetic and he knew how these worked and how they were produced from what was cottage industry till it was bought out. As it happens he also makes them by hand and you might recognise these from some patterns you have seen in the past but there are a few differences.Its basically a Launce imitation designed to be fished on or near the surface in a tail down sort of presentation. At 22g and 12cm it will cover a country mile.When you see it working underwater with an explanation of why accompanied with the footage of Launce in action scooping off the surface in the videos mentioned previously on my blog it seems a reasonable option. It should be a handy addition to the toolkit.
Thank you James.
Thank you James.
I Stayed in Dundee again last night and while the tides were not great the times were sociable enough to encourage me out for a session. The whole scene had a rather dour look to it with the light S'ly winds which were in the forecast at one point managing to turn themselves around to gusts of 15-20 mph NE's with some rain in the mix....
Sunday, 13 May 2012
Saturday, 5 May 2012
Thursday, 3 May 2012
Like anyone that has more than a passing interest and can get focused on their fishing they will get asked from time to time from non anglers, friends and family what do you do when you go fishing? What do you think about?