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Wrasse on lure

Postby Go Big or Go Home » Tue Oct 29, 2019 4:31 pm

Going to try dingle lighthouse and brandon creek for wrasse and pollock.

Do the wrasse take lures and soft plastics down there? Looking to catch my first one and make it my go fish to for the colder months.

Also I see a few post about dangerous surf around the rocks, any apps/websites I can use to tell the wave height before leave the house?
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Re: Wrasse on lure

Postby donal domeney » Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:22 am

Have taken wrasse from the boat on lures spinning. Have never tried from the shore I mush prefer the lazy way of float fishing with crab or maddies.

Weather forecasting wave heights are a bit of hit and miss on the internet. Look at heights of tides, wind speed, wind direction and atmospheric pressure.
1014mbar is the middle line, below that and it's a low pressure. The lower it will go the rougher the sea will get.

For safety I'd always apply the 10 minute rule if the seas look a bit lumpy. Just sit back from where you intend to fish and watch the waves and how high they are going up the rocks.
Also take into account that if you are fishing an incoming tide that mark could flood over without you noticing it

Met Eireann give a sea area forecast on Radio 1 before the news at 07:55, 12:55, 17:55 and 23:55

this is their website https://www.met.ie/forecasts/marine-inland-lakes/buoys
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Re: Wrasse on lure

Postby johnwest » Wed Oct 30, 2019 6:59 pm

In relation to waves, check magicseaweed. https://magicseaweed.com/Rossbeigh-Surf-Report/1483/ It's intended for surfers and predicts swell/wave height at various locations around Ireland, usually fairly reliable.
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Re: Wrasse on lure

Postby Go Big or Go Home » Thu Oct 31, 2019 4:34 pm

johnwest wrote:In relation to waves, check magicseaweed. https://magicseaweed.com/Rossbeigh-Surf-Report/1483/ It's intended for surfers and predicts swell/wave height at various locations around Ireland, usually fairly reliable.



Downloaded the app yesterday. It's the perfect.cheers
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Re: Wrasse on lure

Postby m.b3 » Thu Oct 31, 2019 6:38 pm

it might be worth taking a little bait with you just to see if they are there and then chuck a few lures around when confident.
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Re: Wrasse on lure

Postby Go Big or Go Home » Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:36 pm

m.b3 wrote:it might be worth taking a little bait with you just to see if they are there and then chuck a few lures around when confident.



It's a solid idea, but I have no faith in the froze bait I have access to atm. Might bust off some limpets tho.
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Re: Wrasse on lure

Postby coolmaine kiter » Wed Nov 06, 2019 2:58 pm

Wrasse love softlures! I rig them weedless (dont go too big on lure size), cast out and do little bumps over the bottom. Most will be hooked under your rod tip. Make sure you have strong hooks, I have had many a wrasse straighten hooks on me. Good luck

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Re: Wrasse on lure

Postby Go Big or Go Home » Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:19 pm

Fair point on the hooks. I Didnt think about the hook Quality at all.
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Re: Wrasse on lure

Postby Go Big or Go Home » Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:27 am

Hi, Donal been keeping an eye on the met report for dingle at for Saturday and to me it's not looking good. Just looking to confirm, the wave height report by met, will that ignore tide height/movement.

At the moment the wave height goes from 1.25m to over 4m, over the course of high tide. Just wana to make sure this is a coincidence.
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Re: Wrasse on lure

Postby donal domeney » Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:21 pm

Not looking good. there should be a big swell running in the bay. https://www.windfinder.com/forecast/dingle_harbour
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Re: Wrasse on lure

Postby Go Big or Go Home » Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:47 pm

donal domeney wrote:Not looking good. there should be a big swell running in the bay. https://www.windfinder.com/forecast/dingle_harbour


Looks like I am reading it right at least, cheers for that
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Re: Wrasse on lure

Postby Go Big or Go Home » Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:42 pm

Well against all odds, circa 30 fish landed, 3 lost including a conger. But, not a single wrasse, ha.
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Re: Wrasse on lure

Postby pajo » Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:45 pm

Very nice! Fair play to you!
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