Simply unpredictable pretty much sums up how the fishing has been through May and just as you think the bassing is rolling nicely the weather goes and chucks a few curve balls at you and its back to square one. But this is early season Bass fishing and any good sessions are a bonus.
The above fish from early in the month at 70 cm has been the jewel so far, caught in the flow and putting up a great fight, it was definately time to trust your knots and give it some welly ! For this type of fishing i tend to use a long flowing trace (10 to 12ft ) and depending on the clarity 16 lb, 12lb or even 8lb flurocarbon attached to the braid with a gt knot, the drag is set on the tighter end of the scale. A fast action rod with not too much give in the butt is my preference, my Apia Flow Hunt works a treat.
Simply dropping the strength of the leader can often make the difference between catching and not im sure.Ive been trying out plenty of new soft plastcs in the 3 to 4 inch range, rigged with some different jigheads looking for that killer combo and plenty are working fine, more to follow.
The water has crept up to 12 degrees .