The first few casts attracted some interest but no solid hook ups. Simply fished sink and draw the action of the Black Minnow lure is unreal.
A Pollack of around 4 lb came up from the depths, hung for a second and then crash dived, smashing the lure on the way down. The rod nearly was pulled from my hand. After a very close quarter battle we netted the fish and got a few snaps before sending it back to the depths.
The Fiiish Black Minnow really does the business when it comes to Pollack fishing.
After fishing for a while on our first spot we decided to grab a bite to eat and relocate around the corner to another nice spot. The granite rocks step down into deepish water and there is a nice current flooding through a narrow gap – perfect Pollack territory. It wasn’t long that my Dad hit this fish on a chartreuse paddle tail lure.
The one thing I noticed was all the fish were in great condition. Some of the Pollack we have had in the past can be lean and a bit slim but these fish were solid and packed full of food.
Along with some slightly bigger fish we hit the usual carbon copy Pollack all between 1lb and 2lb weight.
Switching over to the Illex Element Rider Stalking Special made for great sport with these smaller fish. I also switched down to the 90mm Black Minnow fished sink and draw.
The Illex rod performing to its best as always!
That rounds up the weekend and hopefully if the weather stays settled we might get out for a few trips yet.