Well, better late than never. I did promise I'd do a review of what worked for me last year, and as this is that time of year when lure fishermen start to browse wistfully through catalogues of shiny bits of plastic, I thought I'd list some perhaps surprising winners from last year.
Perhaps the most surprising revelation, and a dirt cheap lure into the bargain, is the Savage Gear Sandeel. I have never done great on the smaller size, but for me the 42g is king from the kayak. I had several good fish last year on the natural sandeel colour:
monstertackle. I had an absolutely storming afternoon, when it seemed every bass in the sea was after that minnow. Great lure, with just two extra strong hooks which makes unhooking much quicker and reduces damage to the fish from stray trebles, an increasing problem I'm finding with many high end Japanese lures that use three fine wire trebles on all their lures over 100mm.
After this, we get to my old favourites that keep on going year after year, mostly because when you get desperate in the search for fish, you have confidence in their fish catching abilities so they keep getting used instead of the newer, flashier plugs! The first, and still one of the cheapest, toughest plugs around, a plug that was practically made for kayak fishing:
What about for the coming season? I'm very keen on trying out two more Duo lures:
Tight lines to those fishing.