Ive had more fish early morning on topwaters, Whats your experiences.?
Same here,dosn't matter what the state of the tide is, If there is water there and it "first light" then you have a good chance of nailing something.Ive had more fish early morning on topwaters, Whats your experiences.?
You are right Ray but sometimes you can go at the totally wrong time and be surprised. Thats fishing eh. My perfect conditions and time to be honest are an hours into the flood on a summer/autaumn evening in an overcast evening with no wind and a medium size tide with the light fading about half tide. That or a milky calm morning just after low at dawn, but being a lazy git I dont see many of those.......Doesn't the tide dictate what mornings or evenings you choose, or would you go out regardless of the state of the tide ?
Exactly ! I love it when it's like that. if it is like that I always feel almost certain of a fish every cast........ I know, wishful thinking, but you know you have to be an optimist to be an angler !It was like that one evening about a week ago and I got a lovely 3lb Pollack.I prefer the conditions **** states, A muggy cloudy but warm day with light wind has been good for me. For me when surface fishing i love a very calm sea as it just gives you more chance to spot the fish.
I find it hard working a surface lure with the wind behind it Dave, but like you say it can be great, I remember a few trips with Super Spooks a few years ago when it was like that. Hard work though. I was told many years ago that propeller surface baits like the old Big Big and Big Bass by Raglot were designed for casting into the wind and when retrieving the lure hugs the contour of the waves and works at all times. I tried it with no results, but it did indeed work continuesly, although it didnt cast into the wind very well.Here is another question,
I seem to get more takes on surface lures (on windy days) IF I cast into the wind and the lure retrieve is in the same direction as the swell/wind.
Anyone else had similar results?.
That is fine when shore angling Chris, not fun in a boat eh. The Terrif comes to mind, I miss your supermarket sweeps of them! Hope life in Cornwall is pleasing you bud.Fishing in Jersey I used to look forward to a big Westerly or South Westerly blow into the intertidal reef area for the 2 hours either side of low water. I have fished in conditions where it was difficult just to stand up and the waves were knocking me over and caught plenty of good fish.