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Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Spring has sprung!

At this time of year, I usually turn my attention to freshwater fishing (namely trout fishing) but various projects and developments have really limited my spare time the past couple months.
Its something I'm planning to do in conjunction with the guiding here in Skye over the Summer and Ill reveal more when its all set up and ready to go!
Anyway, I managed to have a great day out last week from the SIB and was amazed at the amount of life in the water. Seabirds everywhere and I could see small shoals of baitfish near the bottom (spawning herring?) on the fishfinder.
I targeted a 18-20m point at first and used the LRF setup for some smiles... That I got after a shoal of good sized coalies turned up along with a few small pollock. Fish were in a relatively subdued mood and required plenty of stops and free falls on the lures.

Nice sized coalies at the moment.

After the tide started picking up a bit, I moved to my favourite spot, where I was keen to see if there were still fish there as its only 10m deep...
I switched to the heavier gear and put on a 12cm chartreuse shad on a 25g jighead. Got fish from the first cast OTD and they were some good ones!
There were some bruisers among them that seemed to have gone through battles (!) and they were all on the skinny side due to spawning.
I weighed a couple fish that seemed like 3kg+ only to have them register 2.4kg on the sling...
Among the pollock, I got a few very good coalies and one that I suspect, beat my UK coalie pb. Unfortunately, the camera's sd card had filled up and it missed most of the action on the second mark. Nevertheless below is a short vid of the action.

Efficiency... 3 pumps.

Bruiser but slim...

Things are coming along nicely and I'm hoping to start going out more in the following months. I'm hoping to get the SIB on some new areas and target some other species with bait. Ideally, I'd like to have a go at catching a skate with the XH gear. Now that should be fun from the SIB!
More to come soon...

Tight Lines

Gear used.
Rod: Majorcraft Crostage CRK-T782AJI. Tailwalk Saltyshape Dash Power Rock S90H,
Reel: Shimano Stradic 1000fc. Shimano Stradic Fk C3000
Mainline: PE0.6 PE1.2
Leader: 7lb fluoro, Daiwa Tournament FC fluorocarbon 20lbs - 25lbs
Lures: 7g metals and 5cm shads on 7g articulated jigheads. 25g Fiiish black minnow imitation, 15cm slim shad on 30g jigheads.

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