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PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2021 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Mondays days success encouraged me to have another go on Tuesday with the same method, but the fishing was dead.
I will never understand how things change so quickly, it could not be blamed on weather or any other conditions.


Perhaps you gave them all toothache, Peter? Laughing

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 18, 2021 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I tried a Spincast reel today. An eBay purchase for £11, after a good strip down, clean and oil it was working well so gave it a go on the ultra-light rod.
I managed a small pike and later towards dark a good-sized perch (but to dark for the GoPro)

My thought is that the spincast reel is easier to use than a fixed spool but as the one I have is an old model it is very heavy in comparison to my modern baitcaster reels.

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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2022 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Took our first Pitsford lure boat out yesterday, we knew it would be tough due to strong winds. So much so that we stayed in the first half as it was far better than the main lake through the tunnel.

The first thing that worried me was the state of the boats (all of them) the bottom of the boats were covered in mud from the anchors I guess. They looked like they had not been cleaned for days/weeks.
The other worry was we were asked if we had our own life jackets because they had lost so many due to theft/non return, fortunately we did Sad

It was another day of a thousand casts and a good sort through the lure box. I managed one pike and lost one, no perch. Some friends who were also out had a much better day with nine pike to the boat Very Happy They found some fish in the shallows, we fished similar methods but did not contact the fish.
We are not sure when we will visit again as there are quite a few predator matches booked in there so it will get quite a hammering in the next few months.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2022 8:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This could get me a lot of online abuse Sad

I have always thought the practice of nose hooking baits comes from tackle manufactures. It is a method that means you lose a lot of baits which is never good for the environment or the fish.
What do you think??

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2022 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You will get NO abuse from me Peter :lol

Hooking as you demonstrated (2nd) is exactly as I have done for many successful years - Done it since I started using soft plastic baits for Pike that are 4 inches and up long.
Done properly with the longer swim-baits and a long shank hook, that method brings the hook point out of the body much more centrally - and results in more fish to my net

Can see no reason for it not to be the same for your smaller grubs

Nice video by the way ..... Tony
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2022 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Hooking as you demonstrated (2nd) is exactly as I have done for many successful years - Done it since I started using soft plastic baits for Pike that are 4 inches and up long.
Done properly with the longer swim-baits and a long shank hook, that method brings the hook point out of the body much more centrally - and results in more fish to my net

Can see no reason for it not to be the same for your smaller grubs




Agreed. I use this method for all my wrasse fishing, longshank size 1/2 hook.

Or if needed weedless variations, especialy for the 6 inch soft plastics for bass like the 'senko' and 'do-live stick'.

Puts the hook right in the middle of the lure, makes it behave and fall more naturally and and you can fish it through weed!
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2022 10:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the positive comments.
I have been making the most of the long evenings and the open river. This year it seems to be alive with perch which can't be bad.
The great thing about dropshot is there is not much to carry and one can stay mobile. If you watch the attached video you will see I usually take some real worms as well as soft plastic baits, it illustrates how you can check that there are fish in front of you.
I keep the soft plastics fairly basic and use Crazy Fish, Big Bite and some cheap things from ebay ( brands from AGM). I use Kamasan sedge hooks with the addition of a small fluorescent floating bead on the hook. Surprisingly when the odd rouge pike turns up the six pound florocarbon holds up and they seem to get hooked in the corner of their mouths so not many bite offs.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2022 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This was on the dropshot.
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