After a week without a cast it’s good to be back beside the waters edge. A short session casting lures as the tide ebbs. But what lure will work tonight?
Its fairly calm and the water shallow so I start with a surface lure. After fifteen minutes of fouling by floating weed I decide to try a brightly coloured Senko type wave worm. A small bass follows the lure in but that’s all the interest I get over twenty minutes of working the lure weightless.
On goes the IMA 125 shallow diving soft plastic, the rod tip throbs to the working lure but again no interest from the bass.
The tide has dropped back and the tide is racing back. The bright Senko is tried again with the addition a weighted head. I glance at the setting sun, as the lure swings round in the current a jolt is transmitted along the line, the rod tip yanks around and the reel sings. Success a 3lb 8oz bass is soon safely unhooked.
I cast on until the light fades changing to the surface lure as the water depth dwindles. No more takes follow but it was good to savor the evening and invigorating salt air.
Could I have caught more? How much was success determined by lure choice?
Should I try pastures new?