Bass Hunter, Youghal, 8/8/2013

Sun Aug 11, 2013 8:42 pm

People: Me, Leon & Keelan

Duration: 5pm-9.30pm

Tide: rising and falling

Weather: Brilliant

Bait: Feathers, jelly worms, rag, mackerel

Rigs: various

Results: Pollock, ballan & cuckoo wrasse, pouting, poor cod

Report: Mackerel, mackerel everywhere. Had to pull boat into Youghal quays to collect my nephews………….a nightmare :!: :!: :!: Mackerel were in and loads of people lined the quays. As I approached weights and feathers were being thrown over and all around the boat. How stupid are these people that they do not realize that a lead is a lethal weapon and that boats have a right to tie up safely :!: :!: :!:

Anyway once the lads were onboard we set off to a deepwater mark. The problem was getting through the mackerel. In my last report I was wondering where were they. Looks like they took their holiday later this year. That said most fish were joeys.

Anyway the lads worked hard and managed to get loads of Pollock :D :D :D . Most were a reasonable size and came up in 3’s. They also got some nice ballan and cuckoo wrasse :D :D :D .
Leon& Kellan 2013 2.jpg

On the way in we trolled along the rocks for bass with Slugo’s and Savagegear eels. The lads managed some nice pollock on very light gear and Keelan caught a nice mackerel that was just over 1.25lb.
Keelan 2013 2.jpg

Most fish were returned.

Overal a great trip for the lads. I was just the deckhand on the boat :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Last edited by Stan on Mon Aug 12, 2013 6:35 am, edited 1 time in total.

Re: Bass Hunter, Youghal, 8/8/2013

Sun Aug 11, 2013 8:53 pm

Good fun for the young lads there Stan. Pity about the lead swinging clowns on the peir, not an ounce of sense between them. Thanks for the report, makes me want to get the boat out on the water this week.

Re: Bass Hunter, Youghal, 8/8/2013

Sun Aug 11, 2013 10:07 pm

Would be worth your while for pollock. Have never seen so many.

Expect to get good bass in 2-3 weeks time trolling.

Re: Bass Hunter, Youghal, 8/8/2013

Mon Aug 12, 2013 12:48 am

Good stuff stan Pollock give a mighty bang on the rod great for the kids 8)