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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote skillpot Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 May 2014 at 10:43pm
Essgee you need enough lead to be hard on the bottom. I was using 5oz the other day just to make sure. 5ft of 15/20lb trace line tied to either a circle hook or 2/0 j hook. Just make sure you have your drag set and bounce it along the bottom. You need tide tho, between 2-3 knots best. Once the tide dies so does the bites.
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Cheers Hugh, advice gratefully received.
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We found out there today when it went over 2.5 knots the bites slowed down about 1.5/2 knots was when we had most of the fish. When that tide got going even the pro bass boat that was there today went so thats telling you it not going to fish very well 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote hchawner Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 May 2014 at 9:08am
Caught a few yesterday evening, drifting with head hooked rag, same rig as described by Hugh. Only had a one ounce drilled bullet lead, as it was only about 20 ft deep. Best when the tide was running.

Great fun on a light spinning rod. Kept two, released all the others.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Essgee Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 May 2014 at 10:16am
We'll done Hugh C, sounds like you had a good evening.

Seems like the rig is straightforward and the tide needs to flowing so they are the easy bits. Now the difficult bit where should I be trying. My current theory is to look at the charts look for a deep bit next to a bank and then drift up and over the bank. Tried Stourbridge yesterday and as we are planning a trip to Bracklesham for some bream this afternoon thought about tiring around Horse Tail, Dean Elbow on the way if the tide is running. Anyone care to suggest other likely spots for a few bass on the drift.

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Has anyone tried drifting with Isomes ragworm for bass?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote mako kid Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 May 2014 at 8:59pm
They do work but not as good as the real thing. I used the large size in red, other colours or size may work better
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I too am after a bass this year.  My wife had a nice one today on a hard back crab off Hillhead while hound fishing.  
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Jumpinjack Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 May 2014 at 10:55pm
Well got my BassTongue So thank you - pm's and advice all appreciated!
Actually got them (schoolies) at Horse Sands fort - they were properly on the feed - got them spinning rubber eels.
Kept three - biggest about 2.5lb, had 7 in total. Also picked up a few mackeral same spot.
Sandown bay - a nice bream, a smut and a nice ray.
 
Will put some of the pm'd marks to the test in due course i'm sure.
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