Getting On The Bait.
Posted: 15th Aug 2013
With a drop in temperature giving us lovely misty mornings when the lake water temp is warmer than the cool air, the fish are now moving onto beds of bait at last. This weather is so typical of August, and you can feel that slight nip of cool air in the evenings down in the valley, which always seems to be a trigger for the fish after 2 months of very hot weather, and it's now time for a few fish to grace the banks I think!!!! After last week when the fish had been feeding very hard on naturals the fish are now picking up boilies and feeding on beds of bait, with the lads this week catching on all manner of hookbaits giving the indication they are just looking hard for a free meal.
Andy moved on Monday from Peg 1 into 5 after not feeling confident at all in the first swim he dropped in. The fish were clouding the bottom up each morning, but with him doing well on past visits in Peg 5, and the fish crashing out for fun down there, the lure was too great. The bubbling and clouding up is still taking place in Peg 2 each morning & a good hit will be due from this swim anytime once the Bloodworm is exhausted, combined with no one fishing the swim for weeks now!!! Watch this space.
All the lads are now picking fish up every 24 hrs, with the main feeding time between 20.00pm - 23.00pm, then anytime through the night, the days are very quiet indeed at the moment.
Craig in Peg 4 had a stunning, very Dark stocky Mirror of 45lb 8oz yesterday from Peg 4 and most of the other fish are 30lb+. The fish this week are all fighting very hard and coming back into lovely condition after the spawning, the weights are still down but are coming up slowly and I expect some good fish caught over the next month.
Two of the lads tried puting a bed of particle out on one rod last night, fishing boilie over the top, the last 4 fish off them spots were all lost to hookpulls, leaving me thinking the fish had been feeding differently than the boilie and pellet spots. The lads are back on the pellet and boilie tonight with the thought process of "If it's not broken don't try to fix it"
It's back on the digger tonight for me trying to make up lost ground with a few digger issues. I'm working day and night at the moment pushing hard as I can to get the job finished on the back bay before the weather changes in late Autumn. I will be forming the large island some time over the next 3 weeks so I will take a few pictures when I remember.
That's all folks for now and we'll be back soon.