Jump to content

Analysing lakes from aerial view


mtibbit
 Share

Recommended Posts

Thanks Kev, some good points to consider. I'm looking forward to getting on there this afternoon to begin my first 48hour session. I will marker until I find somewhere I want to cast to and then I'm going to put out a little pop-up with a couple of pop-up corn and then spod over the top.

 

I made a random, horrible spod mix out of maize, response pellets, halibut pellets, chilli hemp, tiger nuts, chopped active8 boilies and scopex pellets... Something's got to work :lol:

 

sounds good mate. and don't just focus on spodding try lite baiting techniques like stringers as well, they will often produce the fish when bites are hard to come by and they've seen everything before.

Good luck! :D

Link to comment
Share on other sites

48 hours of pure blank...

 

I had a screaming run at around 2a.m on the second night, rushed out of my tent only to strike into thin air. I checked the rig and it was fine so god knows what happened... I was devastated!

 

This place is a head bake! I've done some marking around and most of the lake is between 9 and 15 feet deep unless you cast very, very tight to the reeds. I spoke to a few other anglers who have found it exceptionally difficult this year and everyone thinks it is down to the fact that the water hasn't warmed up enough yet due to the winter and the fact that the nights are still very cold.

 

I'm thinking about going to a runs water next weekend to get a bend in my rod, get it out of my system then come back to this place after a couple of weeks in the hope that it's warmed up a bit.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

It's difficult to get to the margins because the water level is currently very high so there are trees either side of the swims in the water. Apprently it will go down so just got to wait for that. I've got my eye on a different swim for the next time I go as the margins are more accessible but there was somebody on it for the whole 48hours this weekend (although they blanked as well :lol:)

 

It's definitely the hardest water I've ever fished, not going to give up though!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Go back to your aerial pic. Parts of the lake do appear to be quite shallow. I would also get a marker rod out to the spot I mentioned before and check it out...As someone suggested, a stringer or pva bag in the right spot is likely to be very effective. You can always cast to the side of the spot, reel back and clip the line up so you can get bang on the island every time without fear of overshooting it. 3 foot can make all the difference.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

What a beautiful morning! I decided to move onto open water as it is much more shallow and I had my first fish at 4 this morning. 22lb common which smashed my PB.

 

Two hours later, same rod, I've got a 24lb12oz mirror in the net! Got good photos of the mirror as I had someone to help but common pictures are just on the mat which was devastating at the time but not so much now.

 

I will post pictures when I get back either tonight or tomorrow!

 

Buzzing!!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...