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#11 MikeT

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Posted 31 March 2009 - 07:24 PM

Thanks, Jon. I'd really appreciate that! I shall get in touch with you in May, when the Bass have arrived!

I just popped in to check for replies to this, and to say that I did get hold of the recommended 'Hooked on Bass' book, by Alan Vaughan and Mike Ladle. It's very good indeed, and answers all the questions I had. Thanks for the recommendation.

Now all I have to do is find those places it mysteriously alludes to!

All the best,

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Posted 31 March 2009 - 07:59 PM

Mike

Have a look at Doc Ladle's follow on book "Operation Sea Angler". You can read it online here http://www.docladle.....co.uk/osa.html

I have tracked down most of the marks mentioned but haven't fished any yet. I'm ready to fish whenever you are and am busy making some new lures for the new season.

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Posted 05 April 2009 - 02:20 PM

Thanks, Jon. I'd really appreciate that! I shall get in touch with you in May, when the Bass have arrived!

I just popped in to check for replies to this, and to say that I did get hold of the recommended 'Hooked on Bass' book, by Alan Vaughan and Mike Ladle. It's very good indeed, and answers all the questions I had. Thanks for the recommendation.

Now all I have to do is find those places it mysteriously alludes to!

All the best,

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 01:58 AM

Is it nearly time yet? Just itching to get my shorts on and wade the norfolk estuaries after my quarry! After tasting Bass for the first time last year, i'm well and truly hooked!

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Posted 09 April 2009 - 04:36 PM

There's quite a few bass down here now, well for me anyway...

Had a 6-0-0 on the plug last Thursday, 3 schoolies to about 2lb Saturday and one of 3-12 on Monday.

All fishing with the shallow divers in full darkness.
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Posted 09 April 2009 - 04:57 PM

Try using a 70mm redgill about two feet up from the plug on a blood loop - that always works for me!

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Posted 09 April 2009 - 05:46 PM

Try using a 70mm redgill about two feet up ....


Took the worms outa meee mouth.

Small white or natural redgill on a 4' 'pollack redgill rig' (scaled down).

Scuttle it across an estuary bar or channel. Slow retrieve across the bottom.

I don't keep 'em (smallish bass) anyway, but I'm not sure how legal artificial sandeels (redgills) are in Bass Nursery Areas (beach or boat?)?

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Posted 09 April 2009 - 08:26 PM

There's quite a few bass down here now, well for me anyway...

Had a 6-0-0 on the plug last Thursday, 3 schoolies to about 2lb Saturday and one of 3-12 on Monday.

All fishing with the shallow divers in full darkness.


Hmmm, think I might need to chuck a lure out when i'm back there next week. Thanks.......and great fishing!

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Posted 09 April 2009 - 08:58 PM

Small white or natural redgill on a 4' 'pollack redgill rig' (scaled down).

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It would be interesting to see a photo of this

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Posted 17 April 2009 - 10:04 PM

Popped out two evenings this week as the evening tide coincided with dusk quite well. No joy, but will keep popping out from time to time till the Bass show. Water was bloody freezing!