Loop Head -Wed 8 June

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Loop Head -Wed 8 June

Postby bigkev » Thu Jun 09, 2005 4:49 pm

Launched from Kilrush yesterday and made the short run out to Loop head. Fishing is still surprisingly slow. Mackerel are plentifull enough in pockets.We had pollack to 5 pounds(small for here), codling,whiting bull huss and lsd's. Not a lot of fish, but slow and steady.
We were lucky to come across a pod of botttlenosed dolphins, proper fishermen.
Strange thing about the mackerel. I was catching trebleshots off the bottom on baited feathers. Two whiting and a mackerel , on the bottom in 180 feet of water. This happened on several occasions to me and my boat partner, so was not just a fluke. What are macks doing on the bottom at that depth?
And the bloody weather, it was gorgeous, lovely day out.
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bottom dwelling mackerel

Postby kieran » Thu Jun 09, 2005 10:52 pm

Hi Big Kev

I think you might have answered your own question - dolphins like mackerel!

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Postby RobertMcClean » Fri Jun 10, 2005 3:31 pm

The bay just before loop head, is the spot of specimen huss, double shots galore this time last year!!
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