In June the water temperature has its biggest shift in warmth which means the mackerel will show and the bass will follow. They then start chasing mackerel rather than concentrating just on crabs, sandeels and gobies. The Bass will be more ferocious on takes but will also be cautious as always. They generally try and ambush bait fish from behind clumps of weed and obstructions in the sea. Try and cast your lures near areas where bass might be lurking rather than a straight cast and retrieve into baron ground. They swim with the tide also so cast your lure towards the way that the tide is flowing because that way the bass will see the rear of your lure rather than your line first.
The sea temperature will increase up to 15c which is the biggest jump all year. In June the days become longer also so that means more fishing time for the day time lure fisherman.
Our favourite time to fish in June is first light. It's such a peaceful time of the day and we find the bass are most active at this time switching from night mode to day mode and we all share some beautiful sunrises together.
A hot spell during June can create a very special occasion and we like to fish the springs in June on the open coastline as they tend to produce better fish and stick to the estuaries during the smaller tides.
The other annoying thing about June is the weed on the open coastline. The strong currents rip them off the weed beds and sometimes make the coastline unfishable. Maybe have a few weedless lures in your bag and have an alternative if this is the case.
We are very excited to add a few new lures to our shop this month:
NEW LURES TO BE ADDED IN JUNE:
Our very popular 125mm Soft J Shad Style in a “Mullet” colour designed by us. These will come in a pack of 5 with a 5/0 5g belly weighted twist lock hook.
We also have some newly designed 120mm shallow divers + white also (15g when we add the improved quality saltwater hooks to them) We know these will work well in the summer sunlight, under a full moon at night and even in murky water some of them. Great action on them.
Our recommended Lures to use in June:
Large Shallow Diving Tackle Lure