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Anyone having a go for the pollack on the wrecks this winter?
If so have you done it in recent years & what lures worked best for you?
Have you used your lure rods or similar for this type of fishing?
My personel challenge this winter is to get a decent pollack off a wreck using my supermix 240. :)
 

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fished from dartmouth a few times and im booked on the gemini on 13th dec and 27th dec, was planning on taking light gear as ive been using 12lb and 15lb class tackle 30lb braid which has been enjoyable, but would love to go superlight!!! ive been using alot of zoom soft plastics (particuarly like the super fluke) sidewinders seem to be the most popular in 6" rhubarb and custard. i have an 8foot specialist jigs and softbaits rod made by fox for lures 50-100grm which with a double figure pollack would be awesome sport!!
 

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This year I found the sidewinder Sandeel flo orange in 8" and 6" worked well I also used the flutter worms in orange and bubble gum pink. The orange flutter worms seemed to work the best.


I fancy trying the Savage Gear Sandeel the minow and pearl chartreuse look good colours they do it in 23g 12.5cm, 42g 16cm and 70g 20cm has any one tried these with any succsess
 

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Hi Steve. I think me and Graham are heading out for one of those famous distant wrecks as in Jan/Feb. We did well on one day earlier this day, fish up to 17lb, loads of doubles. This was with a french trawler working one side of it whilst we were fishing as well. I was trying to be flash by using all my posh japanese plastics etc, but was getting outfished by Graham with a bloody yann.
 

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must admit a yann takes some beating.But i think i'll probably start with leadheads with a few different types of shad & eel bodies,but if that fails it will be back to the yann to have some sport :)
 

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Hear a fair bit about the yann, whats the best method to use them?
 

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Hi mike . The yann cracking metal lure any thing from 30grm up to 500grm
Method of use , i have always used them in a type of sink & draw from the shore lighter yanns .
Boat use drop down hit the bottom stop and quick lift to raise the lure , then steady wind maybe 15 or 20 turns of the reel then drop it back down ,
Remembering the boat is drifting so the lure works best straight down !!! once you get an angle maybe 45 degrees wind up and start again .

If when you are retreiving the yann you get a hit from a bass but no hook up drop back down as the fish has side swiped the lure and gone to ground ( bottom )
waiting for the damaged bait fish to fall , so the yann flutters back imitating the wounded bait fish ....
 

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Cheers for that, I did hear that under the right conditions an experienced Yann user (if i could say that) would be able to hold then own against live bait (in similar conditions). Would like to be able to be on a boat long enough to see that yann in action.
 

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Triton said:
This year I found the sidewinder Sandeel flo orange in 8" and 6" worked well I also used the flutter worms in orange and bubble gum pink. The orange flutter worms seemed to work the best.


I fancy trying the Savage Gear Sandeel the minow and pearl chartreuse look good colours they do it in 23g 12.5cm, 42g 16cm and 70g 20cm has any one tried these with any succsess
HI mate on my last wrecking trip a couple of lads tried them bass assasins and pollack (cloin) assasins in 50grm on flying collar rigs and lost quite a few before switching back to lighter weighted lures. i quite fancy trying them yanns that have been mentioned as they can be used instead of the "collar". where can i get them? and what sizes do people recommend?
 

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I fancy trying the Savage Gear Sandeel the minow and pearl chartreuse look good colours they do it in 23g 12.5cm, 42g 16cm and 70g 20cm has any one tried these with any succsess
I havent tried them in deep water, but recently picked up some of the chartreuse ones in 23g, and they take Pollack apart when just standard casting!
 

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I have caught lots of wreck pollack over the years (never managed one over 16lb though!) and have always fished the lure on an 8'-12' fluoro trace off a french boom. A few years back we fished with Roger Bayzand on Sundance, and he had some of his own jelly worms - a brown glitter body and orange tail. Mounted on a 4/0 or 6/0 these are deadly. They outfished all other lures on the day, so we bought a load off him, and they have been the business ever since and are my first choice. I think you can still buy them even though he has retired and sold the boat. Next best is the firetail jelly worm - black body pink tail is the nuts as well. The one tip we got from Roger was "look for black water" i.e. away from the green algal water, so that the fish can see the lures. As long as the skipper gets the drift right, the traidtional method of touch bottom then steady wind up to 40 turns before dropping back, has always been best for me. Not new, but very effective.
 

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HI Griff.

There aint nothing like wrecking for pollack with light gear .. my set up was a 12lb class , did i have some fun then my best pollack 21lb 3oz
Have had several over the magic 20lb they are very special fish .. hey but any double goes like stink in my book , makes a cold winters day wrecking worth
while , and warm :lol:
 

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That's a seriously decent pollack on 12lb gear Bob - the first couple of runs must have been heart-stopping! I always fished the wrecks in the English Channel and autumn and spring the pollack gave great sport. I fished a 15lb Ugly Stik Braid 7' one-piece rod with a Daiwa Slosh 30 with 20lb braid. Caught lots of good fish on that set-up. A few years ago my mate's son caught a 16lb pollack when he was only 12! He angled it beautifully and got a nice prize from Sea Angler too with the photo's we took. Might be able to get on the boat next week (part of my "work trip" to London). :D More likely to be bait than lure fishing though. If I get out, I'll post a report - mmm, boat-fishing or South Coast catch reports though??
 

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finally got out afloat today :jump: fished the mid-chanel wrecks (37 miles out) slow start due to slack tide but picked up on the ebb. managed 8 doubles with best going 17lb 11ozs. fishing was so bloody hectic I didnt take any pics myself so will wait for the skipper to post on his website and check with the lads who also were taking pics!!!! silver/pearl/white combinations seemed to be what the pollack wanted in 4 and 5inch (they were crammed to the gills with this size baitfish) I did try using an "ultra-light" 8lb class outfit but after wasting 15minutes on a 12lb fish i went back on the 12-20lb suveran!!!! my arms are killing me now :clap: back down next sunday aswell so fingers crossed weather wise that the :laserswords: (force) will be with me and a twenty with suicidal tendancies graces my SP!!!!!
 

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Iestyn,
Glad to hear you got out from Dartmouth okay. Sounds like you had a superb day - 17lb+ is pretty respectable. 20lb+ pollack aren't that common but let us know if you find one next trip! Were the lures shads, redgills or jelly worms.
 

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hi guys waiting for some pics to be e-mailed me to post up, ill take some pics of the lures i used not a worm or shad more a hybrid of the two!!!! ill wait till i post the pics, im sure plenty of you will guess what they are!!!! I also make my own wrecking booms which work very very well, i will post a pic of them aswell soon as i have them all to hand. we were on the "outlaw of dartmouth" it was Owens first/maiden trip (he is an ex-commercial so not to favoured with some of the other skippers!) i was the fortunate angler to be the first to "wet the deck" with a fish!!! out again sunday on the gemini :jump: (just hope the weather holds)
 
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