As much as I would have summer stick around a lot longer, Autumn is a special time of year. There are many species now close to shore, many of which I have never caught, there are also larger fish about.
I love the light and colour of the sea this time of year, it always looks kind of silvery and somewhat secretive.
Now as much as I think I really should be trying to beat my personal best Bass, I can't help being attracted, or distracted by the multiple species available and just the sheer fun of fishing lures on ultralight tackle.
My wife has also been quite ill lately and the attraction of just catching quite easily when I do manage to get out is quite appealing.
I have to say though, the fishing hasn't been quite as easy as last year on my local patch. I cannot seem to catch the Turbot as readily as this time last year and I am finding that most peculiar!
Mackerel and Lesser Weever seem to be around in greater numbers though and I have been finding short flurries of Mackerel turning up along the shore line, the odd Weever mixed in too.
With the sea temperature still being quite high they are still also readily taking jigs.
|6g Apia Seiryu jig with the assist tipped with isome.|
|This Weever was 16cm and a PB|
Today I have been out again after managing to free up a couple of hours and caught four species including one I have neglected to target this year until now.
More Mackerel caught on the Apia Seiryu Jig, this time un-tipped;
Bass on Marukyu Power Isome rigged on a 2.5g Decoy Delta Magic Jig head.
The Bass actually fought like a brute despite being only 43cm, they are so much fun on light game gear!
A new PB Lesser Weever on the above method;
I also caught a Flounder on Marukyu Isome. Although looking at some of the other pictures I have, it is quite possible its a hybrid because it had plaice like characteristics, such as; a clear herringbone underside and a pronounced boney part behind the "top" eye. Either way I'm still happy!
I still hope to get another couple of species before the year is out and I may try to get out again tomorrow. I haven't decided on the style of fishing, but I'll hopefully bring another report.