great post, i'll persevere with it, with good advice i'll stand a better chance of catching bass insted of more makerel.
Thanks Flyno :thumbs:What a post.. I know its been up a while, but as i usually bait fish i think can also learn a lot from this post even for baiting. I have just started lure fishing in earnest this year and like a lot of people, i just arrive at a spot and just stay there chucking lures in every direction.. Probably because when you are so used to bait fishing you arrive at a mark with all your gear and get comfortable for a few hours. You have talked about bass a lot in this section, so i am wondering if the same approach applies for sea trout.. Again, a fantastic post....
dunworking69 :notworthy:clap3::notworthyoboy, I am looking to take up lure fishing. I am 71 yrs old hope I have enough time to learn
enough, to make it enjoyable.
Well done Mark...I knew you wasn`t as bad as some say you are...loldunworking69 :notworthy:clap3::notworthy
your never to old sir ....
If its any help to you , at 71 years of age , you qualify for a FREE guide . .
If that of any help to you , and you can get to Dorset this season , be an honour to take you out ...
Send me a private message , and see what we could do ,,,,
Byall means bring a pal , or family member to share trip with , and they can fish also ....
Hope this may be of help to you , and a bit of a learning short cut on time ..............
Thanks cabin boy , its only a day of my time , i respect my Elders and truth is i would probably learn more from him on the day ...Well done Mark...I knew you wasn`t as bad as some say you are...lol
P.S......(if he hasn`t got any mates, can i come)...lol
He lives right up North, or i would have..lolThanks cabin boy , its only a day of my time , i respect my Elders and truth is i would probably learn more from him on the day ...
Pm him , go and pick him up , be his friend , your in lol :kissing:
Or just wait till you pass 70 :notworthy
Ps , dont believe all you hear lol ...
Yes the mullet dark one ....caught on it ...takes odd big fish , but there is plenty better lures out there Billy 84 ....have you used the abu garcia jointed tormentor? if so what's your opinion on it?
Cheers Tom .....Great first post Mark some diamond info there. Totally agree on the sitting back and taking stock of surroundings no point rushing in like a bull in a china shop although I know I still do it on occasions itchy trigger finger and all that. Rarely fish new marks anymore but always try and get a low water recce in of possible even of it means getting there 6 hours early and waiting around for some activity (not casting). Have to admit since taking up the light fishing have found small (under 4inch) plastics fished dead slow can really make a difference in catches if your working and area you don't know I'm guessing it has less of a spook effect especially during daylight hours and has resulted in a few decent fish to boot
right there is a good way to fish a stick,needle what ever.So heres a great tip , instead of just reeling in ,again and again , why not act like the bait , toss a lure , down tide , then hold it in the flow doing nothing , lure will work on its own if flow is strong enough ,
slowly reel , so it seems the bait is making slow progress , say a few inches, or a few feet , then drop the rod back , to make it look like the flow has beat it , and repeat , it can take an age to get a lure back , but its a deadly method , (great way for surface lures to . )
softs are great xslayers , although i prefer and do better on sluggos , trot them down , i am no expert on these , have caught , do catch , but will let pros explain the methods , fake prawns , ragworm softs , all do well , fish it right down to the bottom of the tide , by this time i would normally make my way back to the entrance , and i find the last couple hrs as the ebb flow has slowed right down to be my main surface work , , hope again this is of some help , not the right or wrong way , just my way , good luck all ,