How early do you start after bass?

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How early do you start after bass?

Postby steve101 » Sat Mar 12, 2011 5:07 pm

I've been out a few times already this year for shortish sessions on the fly without any luck - am I wasting my time or is fly fishing this early a viable approach?

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Re: How early do you start after Bass?

Postby JimH » Sun Mar 13, 2011 12:00 pm

might be some help here Steve http://www.probassfisher.com/search/lab ... by%20month

depends a lot on where you are fishing
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Re: How early do you start after Bass?

Postby steve101 » Sun Mar 13, 2011 2:28 pm

Thanks Jim
that's a great blog you're running - thanks for sharing your knowledge. Fishing around Cork Harbour and East/West Cork

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Re: How early do you start after Bass?

Postby JimH » Sun Mar 13, 2011 6:34 pm

S - you could start seeing some on the next tides - its still very early but you have a much better chance than I have here in Wexford at the moment -next weeks weather could bring something - might be some help here http://www.probassfisher.com/2008/04/sa ... is-my.html

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Re: How early do you start after Bass?

Postby steve101 » Thu Mar 17, 2011 3:08 pm

Thanks Jim
I'll keep an eye on the blog

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Re: How early do you start after Bass?

Postby Pat » Thu Mar 17, 2011 4:17 pm

Steve, we have been picking them up on bait thru the winter. They are there. May be using a small soft plastic on a dead sticking approach or an extremely slow retrieve might work. Having said that the earliest I've caught them or seen them being caught in these parts is April, but we do try from Paddy's W/e on.
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Re: How early do you start after Bass?

Postby Pat » Thu Mar 17, 2011 4:19 pm

Oh btw, seeing that this is a SWFF forum, I should be suggesting using that sp as the 'fly.'
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