Alarm beeping, head pounding and stomach churning... Time to go fishing? No! Time to curl up and sleep off this alcohol induced state of shite. With my magic hangover cure taken it was back to bed for an hour, before Mr Jones was knocking on the front door dragging me out fishing.
I could hardly complain I had some new lures to try and the weather is probably as good as it has been all this year. The lures in question were a selection of Bait Breath soft plastics. My favourite out of the bunch being the Bait Breath Moysa 3 inch with BYS mix flavour.
The thing that attracted me to these lures was the masses of ribs and the detail. The amount of vibration that these kick out I am sure will bag fish when conditions are not ideal. With today being the first time I had to put them through their paces and I had high hopes.
The weapon of choice for today was the Graphiteleader Tiro GOTS-792ML Teamed up with my Diawa Caldia 2508 loaded with 16lb Sunline Castaway and terminal tackle consisted of a 5gr cone weight, 1/0 Vanfook 55B worm hook.
Within four or five casts they had proved their worth and I was stuck into one mean wrasse. I hooked this fish at about twenty yards and she wasn't happy staying deep and doing her best she headed for cover. I really put some grunt into this fish and after the best fight of the year I landed my first wrasse of the year.
This was the biggest fish of the session and thanks to Matt Jones for the picture below. His version of events can be read here.
Other lures I have for testing include the awesome looking Bait Breath Bugsy in 3.5 inch and 2.5 inch and the Bait Breath Real Evolution, more to follow soon on these lures.
Now with a bit of luck the cider I have consumed this evening to eradicate my writers block won't have too much of an effect on me and I will be smashing some more wrasse before the end of play tomorrow and maybe just maybe come up with a better written blog than this one.
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