Bass fishing off Portland races

Roll on the 30th Sept booked on the Katie Anne out of Weymouth for a bassing trip and possibly a few drifts on the Shambles bank see if the Turbot and plaice are about. Early weather forcast looks fantastic may even have to break the sun cream out too.

Couple of new rods and reels to check out too see how they perform and the new HD video camera will be getting an airing too. So hopefully there should be some nice bass ready to vac pack into the freezer and some useful video action and reporting back on a couple of boat rods and multiplier reels ready for next weeks blog updates.

Portland races are usually difficult to fish as it can get quite bumpy if the conditions are not in balance but from what I can see even that should not be an issue and the tide is just right to bring the bass on the feed. May be live sandeels about, if not plenty of softbait lures will be in my tackle bag, have to wait and see what Paul the skipper suggests to rig with. Last time I fished the races we had about three hours of non stop bass coming on the boat and some good double figure fish.

Most went back and we just took enough to have some good bass dinners and it is a fine fish for eating but best to look at taking low figure fish 5-7lb as they’re tastier and the flesh more subtle. So early start Friday morning but hopefully will drive into Weymouth catch the sunrise, crack a full english and then steam out off Portland and look out Billy Bass here I come !


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