Lures I use
These are some of the lures I use successfully for bass and wrasse on my stretches of coastline in Wales.
They are tried and tested lures which are a staple of my hard lure and soft plastic angling.
Although I am always testing new lures when I can, these lures are always in my box. And as someone who is in the business of catching fish, the lures I use have to work. This is what makes the little differences in catching and not catching.
Duo tide minnow surf 135 Yama Niji (J222)
I have been a fan of Duo lures for a while now as many people are. The Duo tide minnow is of course no secret to any lure angler. This lure though is just so good off the beach it is hard to put it into words.The model pictured here is the Duo tide minnow surf 135 Yama Niji (J222). The dark top and underside of the lure I believe create a brilliant silhouette, and the candy colours (See the blog post for November 2012 below) along the sides are not unlike the sandeels we see along the coast.
Megabass Zonk Gataride 120 yoro yoro
I love this Megabass lure and it has been well known for a good few years now. I love its profile and fished in the correct way it will take bass when other lures will not. When you turn the lure over in the water the colours are just brilliant. In the cruising blue colour pictured the lure does not look unlike young joey mackerel.
Ima Komomo II 90
The Ima Komomo II 90 is a cracking little lure and has accounted for many good sized bass for me over the last few seasons. Again similar to a joey mackerel and with the red belly. I also use the same lure but in a 110 size and this lure is equally effective.
Storm Jointed Thunderstick
Ok all the tackle tarts out there may laugh at the old Storm jointed thunderstick. Although this lure is a “Golden oldie” (excuse the pun), it is the best lure in my box. Period. I have caught my biggest and most bass on this lure to date. Fished in the correct manner on a dead drift, come to think of it actually the less you do to this lure the better. This lure although so simple is just dynamite.
Keitech Easy shiner
The Keitech Easy shiner 4″ is a brilliant shad style minnow. Fished weedless, it swims beautifully and has a strong squid scent that wrasse just love.
Hawg wild Senko 5 “
The Hawg wild Senko is a great soft plastic worm . The plastic density is great for fishing for wrasse weightless weedless or wacky, just left to slowly sink wrasse cannot resist.
Gary Yamamoto Swimming senko 4″
The Gary Yamamoto is a staple of my tackle box and rigged weedless it has a killer action. The action for some reason reminds me of a reversed prawn kicking in defense. This tailed senko is impregnated with salt which adds its attraction to wrasse.