Originally Posted by LURCHER
Just witnessed Hightower pull out some mackerel right in front of us ! Nothing on our boat of course ! It seems confidence pays off .He then casually announces he will go and catch some bass. No doubt we will be reading about that too!
Was nice to see you, I'm sorry you didn't get the chance of a mackerel! Sometimes if you motor around to Bembridge you will see the birds working.
Well, we had a semi successful day. Yes had a few Mackerel, they where very hit and miss. To think that last weekend two of us had 24 of the flappy things in 45 mins and yesterday only 4 was very dissapointing. Mind you I think the tide has to racing a bit to get a better result and would have been better an hour after high tide and it was a neap too.
After we left our hunting ground I headed for Gilkicker point. Found the area I wanted to fish by looking at the depth sounder and plonked the anchor down. This was a waste of time it turned out and with the tide rip all we ended up with was buckets of weed
, so time to move on. We headed up to Lee-on-Solent but the water roughed up a little and I didn't want the little one getting uncomfortable so headed back and anchored off of Stokes Bay which was much easier to work. However this is more of a Smoothound area and with no crab baits on offer I'm afraid we drew a blank.
As we headed back we waved to Andre and his good lady just after they'd crossed to Ballast pile no doubt on there way home after a shopping trip to GunWharf