I have family who live in ishpeming a small mining town in the upper portion of michigan ,right next to canada.A beautiful place to Hunt and Fish or just sight see.just thought id post a few pics from my last trip,a few catches on lures.I fished from boat and bank and found a nice spot on deer lake that we could go in the evening for a spot of bank fishing.
Saturday, 26 May 2012
Well how did it go,not very good to be honest.was a really warm day and think it put the fish off.out off 11 anglers taking part only 5 caught,and the weights were terrible.At the end off the day you can blame this or that on why the catch rate wasnt better,due to work being carried out on the other match length which is closed while the repairs are carried out,im sure the fishing would off been better.so there was a trophy for the winner and a Dynamite Baits hamper for 1,2,and 3rd.Thanks to Dynamite for the donation.Heres a few pics,including Mr Cha Cha who came 3rd,well done johnny,top bloke.till the next time.
Thursday, 24 May 2012
Ive organised a feeder match.old school rules,no hair rigs or pellets.just maggot,cage of open ended feeder.Baits,maggot,caster,worm,pinkie,squats and corn.all groundbait to introduced by feeder only,no spods or spombs.ive organised a trophy for the winner,will post pictures after the match.
Tuesday, 22 May 2012
Well with this warm weather were having, i was itching to get out tench fishing.Decided to fish feeder tactics,preston method feeder,4 inch hook length and micro pellets softened.i got to the water about 6pm.set up and was casting towards a small patch of lillies on the far bank,wasnt long before the bream showed up.after about an hour,i decided to cast to a different spot,still taking bream and skimmers.A change of bait was on the cards,i will reveal more about this if i am succesful with them.Anyway got a small knock then a full wrap round,the fish bolted for the reeds to my right,it weede it self up but soon slid over the net,it was a tench.forgot the scales so didnt weigh .A great end to an evening especially as thats what i went for.Till the next Time.
Wednesday, 16 May 2012
Im fishing at Bradshaws in bolton on Lake 4.Charity match organised by Breaking Surface forum.Really enjoyed it last year.Arrived at the lake this morning,a very cold ne wind was blowing across the lake.Got in line for the draw and drew peg 25,very pleased.set my stall out to fish the method feeder and pellet waggler.Got of to a good start and had 2 carp early on.The bites were slow.kept casting every 10 minutes,then changed tactics,just used micro pellets and stopped adding groundbait.Decided to leave the hookbait out and this payed off.Finished match with 68 lb and 2nd place.the winner had 71 lb was really chuffed.It was a great day which ended with a raffle which raised over £712,thats not counting the sponsor money from each angler who entered.All for a great charity Help The Heroes.
Saturday, 12 May 2012
Went today for a practice for the coarse&predator charity match which is being held 23rd June.Started off on the tip rod and had nothing,i tried different hook baits,and still nothing.Decided to go on the pole,then it was nice catching fish,thank god thought i was goin to blank.Caught plenty of Bream,skimmera,roach,rudd a lovely crucian,shame i never got a picture,me own fault.The bream were about 2lb mark so was really pleased how it went.Finished off with a nice Tench.Til the next time.
Thursday, 10 May 2012
After making the different rigs,i tested them all and ive settled for 4 .Heres the pics.
Wednesday, 9 May 2012
Well here we go 4 different spools of line all suited to my different styles of fishing.
Tuesday, 8 May 2012
So what do we have here,well this is my style of fishing im doing at the moment,Tench,Bream,Carp.Method Feeders and Maggot Feeders.With the way the weather has been at the moment,some places ive been fishing havnt been fishing that well.Im going to have a short break now from the specimen fishing.ive got 2 matches lined up.Breaking Surface Charity Match for help the heroes at Bradshaws 4 in Bolton 19th may.The feeder fishing challange at upper rivington Horwich 26th may .This weekend see,s me going to Charity Farm for a practice for the coarse & Predator Charity Match,excited about this as i missed it last year due to hurting my back.So will give a full report when i get back,till the next time.
Sunday, 6 May 2012
Well an early start lookes good.Decided to fish both rods over the lillies close in,2 balls of bait over each spot.Nothing really happened,so decided to move both rods,one to the left in front of the big lillies and the other to the right.A change of hook bait saw me landing my first tench of the season,nothing big,but very welcome.
Thursday, 3 May 2012
Wednesday, 2 May 2012
Tuesday, 1 May 2012
I wasnt impressed with the Korda super natural.out of the 3 rigs i tied i had a problem with the hair moving and pricking the hook,im going back to the esp striptease.i will post some new pictures soon and some new rigs and some different maggot feeders ive found in the tackle box,