Thursday, May 7, 2009

My best Wrasse to date on a softy

Went out again today (you cant knock me for trying) and fished Jerseys south and west coast with my friend Paul Butel. We really did cover some ground and tried many different lures. Well after about 8 hours of plugging and vertical softy jigging we managed a few Pollack, Wrasse and Paul had a cracking Garfish of well over a pound.

So here is my PB Wrasse on a softy, I have had them to over 6lb on bait, but on a Tenryu Super Mix 240, a 50g Xorus Meastro jighead and 8" Madness Mother Worm in 50ft of water, this fish fought like a pitbull terrier all the way to the boat. Awesome.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Xlayer Ayu, fast becoming my favourite colour...

Popped out for an hour today and on my third cast had this nice 4lb 6oz. I was using a Megabass Xlayer Giant Ayu with a standard 3/0 leadhead. I am getting more confident with my soft plastics now, I am begining to feel the bottom as the lure touches it. Its a strange method to master (if you ever can!) but it is something new for me and its always good to have some other options when out there.

I had one on friday morning too, a bit smaller, about 3lb, that was on a Megabass Xlayer Original in Ayu.

And my mate Alex from London was over for the weekend on his stag party. He managed to wiggle out a bass on a Megabass Xlayer in White, a nice little scrapperof about 2lb which made the groom to be very happy.

These Xlayers are starting to do some damage, and on my new Tenryu Super Mix 240 they went very well indeed. The softer tip of the Super Mix is lovely when its bent double and the power in the butt section is amazing for stopping and turning the bass in their tracks.

I am looking forward to hooking a monster on it, in fact I cant wait to see what this little rod does in such a situation.
And Nelson was happy, his ship was in the harbour so he went aboard to check if all was ship shape.....