Monday, 30 April 2012
I opened the lure box and did spy some of the new selection of lures that now adorn them.
Have become a bit of a lure fanatic and have been purchasing a wide selection of topwater, deep drivers and spoons from a variety of suppliers.
On such supply was selling the classic 1970/80's Shakespeare S plugs. I had purchased three mid S plugs in two colours, silver/black and silver black cheque. These lures were something in years gone by have catch me a fair few pike, but normally the size I would have bought were the Big S in roach pattern.
Anyhow, I attached the silver/black to the trace and started to cast the lure in a arch pattern across the area of interest. On the second cast my attention was drawn to a splashing in the weed on the far side. Moments later, a second splash was spied on a second area of the weed.
I continued to cast in the arch and then the lure was hit. The light lure rod was bent over nicely and soon a nice jack was coming closer in the crystal clear water. The fight had been dull whilst it was way from the bank, but as soon as he saw me he woke up.