In the past, we have always considered the bass season to get going properly in September with larger bass turning up on our shores. The nights will start to draw in and the sea temperature will start to get slightly cooler. Mackerel numbers will decrease but garfish will be in abundance which is why we are certain we see bluefin tuna in the SW. The bass along with the bluefin tuna will be feeding on the garfish in September. We have caught historically thew most bass in September so it's something to certainly get excited about. You will see pictures on social media of big fish being caught in the month and you should all be very excited about it. When the fish are on the feed they will be in large numbers and you should catch lots of bass in September so try and get out as much as you can. Always remember that when the tide is moving so are the bass so fish mid tides up or down (ie 3 hours before high or 3 hours after high). We generally fish towards the west for the incoming tide and the east on the outgoing tide. They will swim with the tide so fish when it’s moving in and out.
Beach/Rocks: Go here ideally if there is a decent swell and surf in the day time. If there isn't surf then the calm seas will fish best at nigh and its safer. Generally, the larger bass will be underneath the smaller bass so if your catching smaller bass off the top then use a shallow diving lure to pick out the bigger ones. Consider changing your speed of retrieve this month also as they might be full up and sometimes a "slower"or faster retrieve might work better. A quiet spot during the day (like the featured picture) just also consider it might switch on at night with bass driving bait fish into coves and beaches. If at night use white or something bright!!
Lures at night "Senko
" White!! These work well skimming them along the surface like a surface lure at night.
Lures in the daytime:
Estuary: If the weather is calm and nothing is going on out the beach then try the estuaries. The bait fish will try and find a safe haven within an estuary and push right up the river and the bass will follow in their droves. Don't forget that bass will use the tide to swim so keep an eye on the movement and cast into the direction of the tide so that the fish will see the rear of the lure first.
Lures at night "Senko
" once again white is the most popular color (work at different depths and speeds)