Thursday, May 5, 2011

May Weekend bass...

The fine weather persisted until Saturday and with it the lure fishing for bass in the area remained excellent. Frank Murphy, of Midleton, landed this fine bass above, measuring 79cm and weighing 8.5lb. If this fish was caught later in the season it would no doubt have been a double.

Cobh SAC angler, Pat O' Shea also had a fine fish in this 7.5lber, caught on a shallow diver.

Unfortunately, the weather broke on Sunday and with it the lure fishing deteriorated. Back to bait fishing as water clarity disimproved dramatically. However, catches remained high with many fine bass being caught on crab baits. The pic over shows one such bass caught on a large fresh peeler bait. Anglers using soft plastics were also still picking up their fair share of catches. However, as the short term forecast is for strong winds, bait fishing will be the preferred option.

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