We would like to share our March fishing experiences with you as we feel this will help our anglers with lure selections. Generally, this depends on what temperature the sea is. If it has been a mild winter then the sea temperature might be above 10c which will encourage bass to come closer to snack on gobies, blennies etc. As long as the sea clarity is good, you have a great chance of capturing something in close. The strength of that sun warming up the sea will help with the movement in the water of smelt and fry especially in darkness. Our experience dictates that with our 6" Cornish Handmade Lures with a weighted or weightless hook works really well in March.
Our Cornish handmade 5" Lures can be fished at any point in the tide but around low tide is recommended. The first hour or two of the flood tide just after low is a great time. The bass are just sat in gullys or in and amongst weeds waiting for the tide to come over their heads and small fish to start moving. The bass are on the hunt as soon as that tide starts pushing for anything that moves. We stock lots of colours and it's worth chopping and changing to see what colour works best. All you need to do is swim something that matches what they are eating in front of them and they will pounce it.
You can fish our 5" Cornish Handmade lures in 1 ft of water at a medium to fast speed with a couple of twitches to lure bass in. We also like the retrieve and “pause” action. Sometimes on the 1-4 sec pause you will get a knock or a massive take and you will know about it. The key is to change the colour as much as you can and cover as much ground as possible. We have had so many swirls of bass attacking these lures in shallow waters but we do cover as much ground as we can. The bass are generally right under your feet but you must explore to ensure every spot is covered.
Try rock hopping along the coast searching for a nice gully or two to present these lures in front of the bass eyes. Or moving along the estuary not staying in one spot too long. A good set of waders are a great investment for this to stop you from getting wet but please don't go in too far as you might scare them away. Think like a bass, where would I put myself if I was a bass on the hunt for food? In March they will do as little as possible for a snack so its far easier to just sit behind some cover and let the food come to you rather than wasting energy hunting for small fish that's just not there.
We have many colours in this style with a weighted or weightless hook supplied as a set so all you have to do is clip on the lure and away you go.
White (Best Seller by a Cornish Mile!!) We can only put it down to the fact that visually these can be seen better and with their little tail wagging from time to time what's not to like? Try them at night also. They work a treat.
white style sticks work so well at night.
Pearl White are also a good seller. The colour is a bit more realistic and has lots of glitter and colour-shifting magic in them. These sparkle 🌟
Smoke shell is a colour we always have in our bag. Something about the colour in this lure that look great, especially in clear water. Once again added colour-shifting magic to these also.
These blennys also work very well at night when there is a decent glow from the moon. The moon can be light a floodlight if bright enough at night.
goby is colour that is very realistic to what they are actually hunting for. These and blennies work well so try both.
Pink weirdly are another good colour that work well. We can only put it down to being able to see them just like the white version.
Or how about our new Rockling colour. These shimmer in the sunlight and are stunning.
We have introduced the popular smoke colour to our stocks in 2023. The smoke is very "silvery" fish like. In the photos they look light but they are actually quite dark in colour. We add magic colours to add shimmer.
Whats not to like about this clear sight colour. These work so well all year round as you can imagine.
We will post every month to recommend what lure to use, where and when to use them.
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