So on my previous post, I mentioned how much of a difference a lure can make depending on the power and hight of the wave. With these waves breaking against the rocks, creating a thick layer of white wash, it will be difficult for the fish to find the lure. Although the Black-fin seabass like to utilize this white wash to feed, they aren’t stupid or inefficient enough to actually venture up to the bubbles. They like to feed at the edge!!
For those surfing anglers out there, I’m sure you have all experienced trying to paddle or swim in the soup after the wave breaks. What happens? Well, you can hardly propell yourself forward or even try to stay on the surface. Its pretty simple…. bubbles = air. Thats why you sink and thats why you can’t paddle forward as your trying to propell yourself against air.
Anyway, what I’m trying to say is, different lures swim at different depths. So depending on the power and hight of the waves, it is a good idea to try a different range.
The other day, I was fishing with a mate of mine in a small little area, taking turns casting. With in 10 mintues, I pulled four fish out and non for him. I told him to use a deeper diving lure but he didn’t have anything as such. I lent him my JerkBait 120SP, and bang, first cast, one fish!
In the most extream of conditions, a specific lure will out perform any other!!
Lure: Realis Jerkbait 120SP
Rod: Ripple Fisher Avarice 106MH
Leader: Nylon 40lb