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sandy bay

Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 4:18 pm
by steve_rifles
can anyone help me with marks, bait lures, poppers ect in and around sandy bay exmouth :D Any advice would be apprecited as i havnt fished there before. thanx and tight lines ;)

Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 4:56 pm
by eccles
I lived in Exmouh for many years and I have to say there is not much point in bothering with Sandy Bay. Much better to go to Budleigh Salterton or at the right state of the tide, Exmouth Dock area. I had some great bass fishing with lures around the Exmouth Dock area back in the 90's, pollack too although not that big. BTW, don't try bottom fishing in the Exmouth Dock area, it is very snaggy due to the amount of junk which is chucked in there by the local chavs.

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 3:30 am
by steve_rifles
thankyou very much i was going to take the beach casters aswell, perhaps noe ill just stick with the bass rod. thanks again and tight lines

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 3:39 am
by steve_rifles
any idea what lures work best there? i only have a small collection. (due to the fact i live on the bristol channel) I was thinking of taking a few dexter wedges and a couple of poppers.


Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 7:42 am
by eccles
Lures: Being a simple soul, I just tied a realistic rubber eel about 18 inches behind a drilled bullet (for casting weight). Bearing in mind your "collection", I would try both until I get a result.
Nothing wrong with a good bass rod - I have used mine for lures and bait casting no problem.

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:26 am
by steve_rifles
thanks for the advice will let you know how i get on in a fortnights time

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:45 am
by eccles
Oh, didn't realise you were going this time of year - with the water temperatures being quite low at present I doubt if the bass will be very active.

Posted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 1:38 am
by steve_rifles
yeah i was thinking about taking the beach casters aswell, just incase it is quiet.