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Hi Guys

Well I have caught pretty much all my pollack recently on a 3" sluggo but on Thursday I only got one on it, I had a few knocks but could not connect.

I switched to a carolina rig 7g egg weight size 8 hook and a pink trout bait, I nailed 3 on that. It is the first time I have caught on a carolina rig, I also finally understood this whole OTD thing. I caught a genuie LRF specifmen pollack of about 15cm, it was a little beauty it took as I stopped reeling and was acutaully just touching the line and felt a knock. Isn't it funny how the most fun can be the fish that is different.

Anyway this proves that
a) the sluggo is still really good as I got one on it
b) there are other lures ;-)

The funny thing was I was next to these 2 old guys bait fishing with whole sand eels, when I left they had caught nothing, so that is another one for SPs

I went out this morning and looked a corbiere but it was really rough, then tried St Aubins harbour not even a bite.

But it is OK I don't count day time blanks, as I have yet to catch a single fish in Jersey when the sun has been up.
I am sure it will come eventually
 

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Nice report as usual Jeremy. Great to see your continued enthusiasm & hunger to learn. Success breeds success !!! Keep it up :clap:
 

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Well done m8, revelation time eh.

Now, expand on that and add the daytime HRF stuff. Job done.

Well, for now anyway.
You mean there's more Keith?:shock: Only joking:-D:-D. I'm really liking the idea of drop-shotting now i've been playing with rigs a couple of times, I can really see a few more fish coming to this. Is the reason for the hook standing out at 90 degrees purely for presentation of the lure?

BTW Jeremy, well done. It's quite a steep learning curve (for an oldie like me anyway), but so satisfying when your catching when all around seems barren.;-)
 

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I can really see a few more fish coming to this. Is the reason for the hook standing out at 90 degrees purely for presentation of the lure?
Remind me when you are next out about dropshot Gary.
I'll give you a few specialist hooks. Bream from the harbours very doable. Must protect against the big orange ones though.
 

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Nice one Jeremy. No stopping you now! This OTD stuff..... works for bass too when you get it sorted.
 

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Bream from the harbours very doable. Must protect against the big orange ones though.
More a topic for the LRF section, but could that be easier than we think?! If the Wrasse habits are becoming more obvious now, with noise, colour, techniques etc, would the easiest way to avoid them be just to fish differently for the bream? I suppose we don't really know how things are going to work out for the bream yet, but avoiding the wrasse may end up being quite easy? ...or, dunce moment... are you talking about pollack as well?
 
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