I had the pleasure of guiding Dave Cowell last sunday. Daves been one of my regulars for the last six or seven years and like most of us is addicted to his Bass Fishing. As the fishing has been pretty good of late i contacted Dave to get him booked in for a short session, pretty confident id find us a few fish or two. Well it turned out to be a cracking session with 15 fish landed between us, the largest going 62cm, all falling to the Keitech EasyShiner 4 inch in ayu, rigged up to an Iwashi 14 gram jighead, with a long 8 lb fluro leader. Needless to say Daves been on the phone recently itching to get back out for some more action !!..
Keen to get out after the recent sucsesses it wasnt long before i was back into some fish and the drag was singing !, music to my ears. 8 fish in total with the best going 62cm, same technique as the last session. The water temperature is now 12 degrees.
Ive been experimenting on some new ground using soft plastics rigged up with a jighead trotted down in the flow, figuring the fish are sat down in the bottom with there tails up picking up food as it drifts by, basically just trotting it down with minimal movement just that of the current, with the rod held up high. And its proved highly sucessfull and today was no exception with 7 fish up to 57cm taken in a short period. The setup that did the business today was a Keitech Shad Impact 4 inch and a 14gram Iwashi jighead, attached to a long 8lb fluro leader, great stuff and i cant wait to get back out there, the sea temperature has just risen to 11 degrees..
Here is a little film Austen Goldsmith put together last October whilst we were fishing some of my local ground.
Here is The Certate Film i had the pleasure of working on last September, cool stuff indeed.