W Waterford bass 14th July & 15th
by Stan » Sat Jul 16, 2011 3:27 pm
Kayak(s): Ocean Torque
Duration: 5 hours 12.00- 17.00
Weather: sunny with light S breeze
Bait: Lure....feed shallow
Results: 18 bass
Report: Headed out in kayak at 12.00. Usually with the torque I cruise slowly along while spinning. This allows me cover as much ground as possible. At 13.20 the rod was nearly wrenched out of my hand and a fantastic battle ensued for about 5 minutes. The kayak was towed around during the battle before I Landed a nice plump 4.5 Lb bass.
In the distance the terns were beginning to screech and after a while they were diving like mad about 1km away but actually quite near the shore. I belted towards them and slowed down when I was about 50M away. The next hour could only be described as total lunacy as I landed bass after bass after bass...... in total 16.
In the first 6 casts I landed bass. In fact I nearly landed 7 as a boss tried to grab the lure from the mouth of a fish that I was landing. Then the shoal disappeared.
I trolled up and down the shore for a while but "only" landed one more bass.
Most of the bass were schoolies between 1.5-2.5lb. However 5 fish were 3.5-5lb in weight. All but 2 were returned. I kept 2 for the dinner as we had guests.
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What a day.
Back out the following day and conditions were not so nice. The wind was strong and blustery and I only landed 2 bass.
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