I haven't put up a post for some time, partly because I was very busy with work and partly because there was not much to report.
2013 proved to be by far my worst year for fishing. Bass remained
elusive and even pollock were scarce. I discovered a new deep water mark
which produced some nice pollock up to 5 lbs.
But regular marks which
used to have abundant pollock were fairly lifeless during the summer.
On previous years pollock used to be a pest at some bass marks close to
dusk, snatching the lures on every cast but this summer they were
The weather this
summer was the best we had in a long time, it should have been perfect
bass fishing conditions but bass just seemed to be absent. I had a few
on bait early in the summer and a 5lb bass on a toby spoon while fishing
for pollock but for some reason the bass were reluctant to
take lures or else were not present. Last year was tough due to the
almost constant rain and wind but whenever there was a break in the
weather I managed to get a few bass, but this year the fishing was far
I had a few Ballen Wrasse on
lures too from the new deep water mark. One evening close to dusk after
getting a few pollock in the 2-3 lbs range I spotted a stockier fish
with a broad tail following a lure - it looked like a wrasse. So I switched to a smaller soft
plastic and after a couple of casts landed a beautifully coloured green
ballen wrasse of about 2 lbs followed a little later by another brown
coloured wrasse taken on a Xlayer.