Jigging for Bass

What follows is an overview of what to expect if you join one of the Lure Fishing for Bass, jigging for bass charter boat trips. Who: These trips are suitable for those with some lure fishing experience, wanting to catch large bass on weighted soft plastic lures. Boat: We fish from tried and tested charter boats that ...

It’s not over until the fat bass sings

It’s not over until the fat bass sings
At short notice we did a lure fishing for bass trip out of Lymington in Hampshire.  It was an eight hour trip and the tides and weather all looked in our favour. We started drifting the incoming tide around the Needles, south of the Isle of Wight, offshore to some sand banks and then off ...

Redgills as a shore bass lure

Redgills as a shore bass lure
For casting and drifting from the shore in the fast currents of harbour and tidal river mouths the Lure Fishing for Bass meetup members are finding Redgills very effective.  Sometimes even superior to more expensive lures such as Fiiish and Savagear Sandeels. Just as salmon take flies almost drifted naturally in fast rivers, bass do ...

Follow the birds..!

Follow the birds..!
Four of us set out on a flat calm morning. With very clear water and blue skies, we were expectant of a strong bass showing. As the tide was still on the turn (just starting to come in) we decided we’d start with surface lures. Getting out onto the water, it wasn’t long before a shout of ...

Florida Keys Lure Fishing DIY

Florida Keys Lure Fishing DIY
A few tips and lessons learnt for UK bass lure fishers who may find themselves with some time to spare but not much money on a trip to southern Florida. From Miami I escaped down to the Florida keys for three days of free solo lure fishing and to do some recon for a big trip ...

Tough Day

Tough Day
Had a tough day with only about 20 small bass caught and released between the four of us on a nine hour trip. The weed was annoying, the wind was high, water clarity was bad and the terns had gone feeding somewhere else. On the upside a good number of those bass took surface lures ...

Tern Time

Tern Time
Four of us headed out bass fishing at 06:00 today expecting to jig Fiiish and Savagear Sandeels but we ended up chasing terns instead. The terns did all the hard work and we just followed them about picking off little bass pursuing the same bait fish.  Thanks to the terns we broke the 100 bass ...

South Coast Lure Fishing for Bass 1

South Coast Lure Fishing for Bass
Ten of us headed to the mouth of an estuary first thing in the pursuit of bass. It was an early start just before low tide. Not the best time to start fishing but a good opportunity to understand how the winter storms had altered the structure at this mark. One of the more dedicated ...

Fiiish vs Red Gills 4

Fiiish vs Red Gills
Today’s boat trip turned into a war between the old school Red Gill verses the modern Fiiish. Eight of us headed out to fish the sand banks from Selsey and all the way round to Bognor Regis on Wight Huntress. Expectations had been managed following reports of poor deep water clarity around Bognor and Selsey ...

Wight Huntress

In our ongoing quest to find a charter boat big enough to take eight lure fishing for bass and a skipper who knows what’s he is doing today we tested the Wight Huntress out of Hayling Island in Hampshire. As you can see at lure fishing from charter boats we know what we want and ...

Crazy Fiiish vs Savagear Sandeel 11

Crazy Fiiish vs Savagear Sandeel
Following the Fiiish vs Savage Gear test in 2013 we plan to test the Crazy Fiiish (left) vs the Savagear Sandeel (right) for jigging and casting in summer 2014. Based on the prefight face off I’d say the Crazy Fiiish’s facial expression is one of pending defeat.  Only time in the water will tell which is ...

2013 Bass Catch & Release Pictures

2013 Bass Catch & Release Pictures
A few of the bass we caught and released in the summer of 2013.  Hoping you can join us this season for some south coast bass lure fishing trips and giggles.    

Gun Craft Jointed Claw

Gun Craft Jointed Claw
From Gun Craft the manufacturers of the Zenith X-claw comes the Gun Craft Jointed Claw. The Jointed Claw is going for realism, contains ball bearings in the front section and the tail is made of very soft rubber for which you can buy replacements and different colours. At the stupid cost of £30 for the ...

Lanzarote Lure Fishing 2

Lanzarote Lure Fishing
The Lanzarote lure fishing research trip started with the complex process of obtaining a Lanzarote fishing licence. It takes hours as you have to visit four government departments in two locations and one bank. On the first evening we fished an easy to access mark and got introduced to the notorious Lizardfish. Catching the first ...

Good Vibe 1

Good Vibe
Last season was my first year using little metal vibe lures for bass and due to their success rate I’m shopping for more to add to the lure box in 2014. I know they’ve have been available in the UK for years but it wasn’t until I was fishing in Japan last year that I ...

Jointed Eel Lures

Jointed Eel Lures
For the last few years the new generation of jointed floating eel bass lures have proven themselves in calm conditions. The 6gram lure above has single barbless Owners hooks to limited the damage when practicing catch and release. An erratically wiggling eel near the surface just proves too much for bass.  It’s also too much ...

IMA Salt Skimmer Mackerelish 2

IMA Salt Skimmer Mackerelish
The hard to find IMA Salt Skimmer is unique among hard plastic topwater stickbaits in that the Skimmer has a slender body that has proven to be one of the most appealing bass lure shapes ever. The IMA Skimmer is kinda in its own category. It looks like most other walking baits, but it doesn’t ...

Shimano Gizzashad

Shimano Gizzashad
Jointed lures are making a comeback in Japan but this new generation is leveraging the latest in technology. They are expensive with a price range from £15 to £40 but bass want to eat them so what can you do. The Gizzashad includes Shimano’s new casting system, which as with ball bearings moves the bass ...

Striper Fishing 1956 1

Funny how when I watched the Montauk Rocks DVD in 2013 I felt it was somehow fresh.  Yes some of the guys in their 50s had been chucking bass lures for thirty years but they looked like the pioneers. This footage from Montauk in 1956 (58 years ago) shows men old enough to be their grandfathers surfcasting with ...

Shallow Freak 1

Shallow Freak
A technique for fishing soft lures over shallow ground which is similar in many ways to spinning with a bombardier and fly for sea trout, is using a Japanese rubber bubble float called a Shallow Freak. This allows you to set the lure at a depth which puts lures in range while reducing the risk ...