18 October 2011

Weekend round up...

Sam and I decided to head to the local harbour on Saturday evening for a bit of LRF action. The whiting kept us entertained once more and we lost count of how many we caught in the end, they were all on the small side but again were more than willing to hit the blade lures. There was also a few mackerel still about although not in any numbers, I think we caught two or three in the end. The biggest surprise of the evening however was a long spined sea scorpion that Sam caught on a blade lure.






My set-up
Rod:  Major Craft Solpara 7' 3" (0.5-5g) Solid Tip
Reel: Shimano Rarenium 2500
Line: Daiwa Tournament 8strand 10lb braid
Leader: 6lb FC
 
Sam's set-up
Rod: Reins Raz 7' 6"-0.4-7g
Reel: Shimano Stradic CI4 2500
Line: 2lb FC



I also managed to squeeze in a couple of hours after the bass on Sunday






Rod:      Sakura Rookie 8' 6"
Reel:     Shimano Saragosa 4000
Lure:    
Megabass Zonk Gataride  
Line:     20lb PowerPro
Leader: 15lb Seaguar FC

16 October 2011

Predatory Whiting?

Well predatory might be overstating it a little but recently Sam and I have been surprised to find whiting following, chasing and aggressively hitting blades and small plugs. They were only small whiting but I never really thought that whiting would chase a lure like that and we were a little surprised when we started regularly catching them this way.


I guess I never really thought too much about whiting at all, particularly small ones and I've got to admit that this is something that I've found fascinating with the whole LRF thing, it makes you look at many species again and quite often rethink what you thought you knew about them, plus its lots of fun.



My set-up
Rod:  Major Craft Solpara 7' 3" (0.5-5g) Solid Tip
Reel: Shimano Rarenium 2500
Line: Daiwa Tournament 8strand 10lb braid
Leader: 6lb FC
 
Sam's set-up
Rod: Reins Raz 7' 6"-0.4-7g
Reel: Shimano Stradic CI4 2500
Line: 2lb FC