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My first bass of the year approx 3lb and fell to the awesome Bait Breath TT Shad fished weedless with a 3/16oz belly weight.
Bait Breath TT Shads are everything I hoped they would be. Available in 7 colours I am sure they are going to be killer.
I've already heard very good things with several reports of bass and pike being caught. Including a PB pike for Simon Hall on his first ever cast with one. Available in the UK now. If your local tackle shop doesn't stock them get them to phone Lure Heaven UK and quick as these aren't going to hang around for long.
Having made do with my bass pliers to crimp my pike traces, I decided it as time to get the tool for the job. I looked around online and couldn't decide on a set as I couldn't clearly see the jaws. I came across these today and priced at £8.99 I decided to open the packet and crush a crimp.
Well what can I say other than these do the job and very well I might add. My confidence in crimping has shot through the roof and with a trip to Chew Valley coming up, it couldn't have come at a better time. The last thing I want to happen is to hook a pike of my dreams only for the crimp to fail. I feel confident these wont let me down.
With my pike fishing mainly consisting of using my bass gear or by catches whilst perching. I have decided to bite the bullet and get my self a setup that could tame even the biggest pike.
Rod = Graphiteleader Nuovo Bosco GLNBC-72X 1/2-3oz
Reel = Shimano Curado 201G6
I can see me adding another rod to this setup for slightly lighter work but we'll see. Now I just need to get out.
The F-Lead 90 designed for flatfish but also looks awesome for bass. Hoping to get stuck into some decent flatties with this, this year.
I plan to use this over clean ground and work it close to the sand, hopefully throwing up sand a drawing the fish in.
At 26g I'm expecting this lure to fly out and be quite stable for when it's a bit rough. It also comes fitted with a anti hook out front hook. What this means basically is the hook is mounted on a flush fitted swivel preventing the hook for being throw or tearing out.
I have lots of things I would like to share that aren't worth a blog post on their own. I thought I would set up a mini blog to post some pictures with a few words. I'll see how it works and hopefully keep it relevant and up to date with kit and fish along the way.