very informativeNow lets just say the mark is a biggish bay , gently sloping away , a bit of sandy patches here and there .
Lot of rocks and weed , with both sides of the bay , flanked by rocks , that you cant quite get out to , on the point ....
How /where do YOU , start ,
Well it should be a little darkish or light just turning on when you get there , maybe an hr before high , i would like to be there , and fish it down ,
(to me most rock marks fish best on the drop , and over low , )
start of the flood can be good to
Warning ,,,,, dont just charge straight in , and start throwing lures ,
Just stay back for 5 to ten mins , let you eyes get accustomed to the dark , look for bait rings close in , or even bass in VERY close in , noising about the shore line ..
I like to pick a very light plug , (not to much splash , )
and plug the fringes , a light topper like a sammy , just tickled about can do wonders , a nice shallow runner , like a kommomo 11 would be next on , the orange red if it was still dark , sand eel one if not .
Then maybe a feed shallow after , i like to start small and none splashy or noisey to start ,
If nothing in close , i would try and work out direction of flow , as it passes the bay at the front ,
I would feel that if it was running right to left on the flood , then the lazy bass would enter the bay from the right and i would head there .
I would again run some toppers and shallow runners , as close to that side as possible .
I love the zonk , so if its over high and the bay gets deeper i would be brave and count it down , maybe 5 secs to start , then longer , remembering to lift the rod and get it up in the water as it get near , as the bay gently slopes away ,
Hot shad as its dark , then pearl rainbow , then mullet , coloures and in order i would use them ,
Then i would plug from there , every inch of the bay , across to the left , then plug up tight to the left side of the bay , hoping that any bait , that came in with the flow was pinned on that side and bass were near by ..
Still no joy ,
Well next part for me, would be a tide minnow or similar ,(something slim that casts well ) blasted out into the front of the bay , where the water passes across the front
(sometimes bass just stay in the flow and bypass little bays )
I found this to be the case on my last trip to ireland , people playing down the fringes , when the bass were out in the flow 60/80 yards out
They soon copied after our 8th fish ,
By now the tide may be dropping away ,
(ideally you would have checked this bay out on a huge spring low tide )
but we dont live in an ideal world , and maybe you have just gone on holiday , and no nothing about the area ,
(i know i always have to fish like this , camper vanning , around devon and cornwall , every other weekend :cc_surren)
May be time to break out a few soft plastics , x slayers , sluggos , touched about here and there as the gullies are starting to appear
Im topping mad , and would not be able to help myself but try a few the more shallow it got , rock hoping back and back with the tide ,
exciting as you find fish sitting where you thought they would be ,
and believe me , they will be in those same gullies , behind the same rocks , sat in the same areas of weed , again and again ,
Sandborer sasuke , kommo 11 , feed shallows , would be getting a good airing by now , the sea should be a bit rougher , with a bit of white water and fizz , as the rocks act as breakers over low ,
Looking at the ground , and the deeper gullies as you follow it out , really, maybe to work them back an hr on the flood , or maybe 2 hrs or more , if your catching :wiggle:
This is how i would attack a new mark shaped a bit like this ,
HOW WOULD YOU :g::thumbs::victory: