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 the OSP Do-Live Style Lures with a weighted hook works really well in March.
These Leskas lures can be fished at any point in the tide but the first hour or two of the flood tide just after low is a great time. We are stating is the bass are just sat in gullys 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 many 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 "Match the hatch" in front of their eyes and they will be attracted to it.
You can fish these Leskas lures in 1 ft of water at a medium to fast speed with a couple of twitches to lure a bass in. The key is to change the colour as much as you can and cover as much ground as possible. We have had so many swishes of bass attacking these lures in shallow water but we cover so much ground. The bass are generally right under your feet but you must cover ground to ensure every exposure 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. A good set of waders are a great investment for this to stop you from getting wet. 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 in a small gully 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 weighted hooks 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!!) Don't ask us why as what really looks like this in the sea? 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?
These white style OSP DoLive work so well at night.
Pearl White are also a good seller. The colour is a bit more realistic.
Dirty Silver is a colour we always have in our bag. Something about the flecks in this lure that look great especially in murkier water.
These black versions 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.
Wakasaki is colour that is very realistic to what they are actually hunting for. Gobies and blennies are a very similar colour.
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.
Whats not to like about this 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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