Monday, 10 January 2011

Perch...... Not just for Parrots!

Well me and Jimbo had a shite session on wednesday..... its rained full stop for the whole morning while out on one of my local venues fishing for Pike, couldnt even get the cameras out! Jimbo said later in the week that sundays weather looked mint did we fancie a early doors Perch session! I love Perch fishing wish sometimes they would be pike size i really do think i wouldnt fish for anything else! i got dragged out on the piss sat nite so getting up for 4.30 was entertaining! but we managed to crack on and get to the venue just as the sun was peeping over the horrizon its was starting to take shape :-)

its always good to get out with Jimbo, as we set up the gear both Rod and camera its always some funny banter and especially with the hang over i was nursing! burning the candle at both ends as they call it! I had a Plano full to the brim of various softplastics from the likes of MegaBass, Sebile, SavageGear and Lunker City and a mixture of jig heads from Owner and Gamakatsu armed to the teeth for my Stripey mates. this venue lends itself to lutes around 3-5iches be it grubs or shads with yellows and whites being my favorites! but my friends who also visit here with me have caught on some awesomely garrish BassPro lures, the key is reading your water and knowing the gear in your hand!
This Perch nailing this Sebile Magic swimmer softbait but barely getting hooked i was a lucky devil with this fish! after dropping two previous to this Perch i was beginning to think i had'nt had any hooks in the lures..... These Sebile soft Swimmers are truly the dawgs nuts for most pred fish in the UK not my first choice for this venue but it just felt right at the time! the almost hypnotic swimming action is all thats need to nail these perch in here! i'd normally stick with a white shad on a 8g owner jig and owner st-36 stinger for good measures something like the SavageGear cannibal shad below
The sun was really rolling up through the sky now, the light was amazing still bloody cold but just enough heat from the sun to take the edge off :-) the Perch fishing wasnt as good as hoped with a couple chases, two dropped fish and One plump 2lber but as said we had a ball messing around with various camera styles and angles we really went to town on getting some new innovative look to the photo's. ill do a seperate write up in the week with some of Jimbo shots while we played with angles and light etc. the morning went sooo fast and before we knew it, it was gone 1pm and time to call it a day! Me and Mais the realtree dog managed another look at some decent swims with only a hit and a chase to show so we called it a day!Watch this space me and Jimbo have some really new exciting stuff lined up for 2011 and it will all be put up on here as well the Mags, think its going to be a corker of a year! please check out Jim O'donnell in my usefull links section his photo work is top notch and a pleasure to work with!


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