Was doing quite well on lures (had my first Thames 20) during the first high pressure spell we had a few weeks back but since then its gone a bit pants and the bait rods have been out.
Today we had a bit of a break in the weather that I had not anticipated so took advantage of it.Bit low on baits so grabbed the lure rod.Been using a swim bait (6" Storm Kickin minnow) that I brought in the States recently quite a lot and having caught well on it have been showing it around to a lot of people.As a result of this and the snatched nature of the trip when I reached into the bucket to pull one out and stick it on neither were in there!!!
In a way it was good though as Ive been a bit blinkered with it since getting back to the UK.So instead a Super Sandra was stuck on and flicked out in to the current. A few retrieves and a few fish later I remembered what a great lure these are! Used to use the big ones all the time on the trout res's before the Bull Dawgs became the must use bait. After today Ive started to think what is it that makes a Dog better than a Sandra? certainly aint the price!! or their fish catching ability!
Best fish today wasnt massive (12lb ish) but the dozen or so other fish between 4 and 10 made it a pleasant half day.Best of all it re light my love affair with an old lure that had been put out to pasture!
Edited by BUDGIE, 03 December 2007 - 08:23 PM.