The feeder stream was pushing a current right the way through the lake. along with a lot of tree branches and buckets.
I had a good go running a lure along the side of the crease, but nothing happened
I then went to the weedy pit where I had caught a good fish the day before, I really fished hard on this lake and managed to connect with 2 small jacks , but they both managed to shed the hook. I caught a few perch from this lake in the summer and I was hoping that it would produce some more, however up until now they have not shown again :-(
I then went on to the stream(chalk) which on reflection should have been my first port of call, as it can fish well, when there is a bit more water, and colour running through it .
This stream needs a very slow and careful approach as you can soon "outfish" it, I like to catch a fish, and move downstream, there are only 5-6 places that you can get at on this small stretch, so you can cover it very quickly.And then come back 3 -4 hours later and start again.
Luckily for me no one else has fished it for a while, as the nettles were over head height.
I put on a HRT , 2 gm, firetiger crankbait
and caught a small chub almost straight away
Down to the next swim, and a small perch on my second cast.
I then caught another bigger chub that had engulfed the lure, somehow I then managed to get the belly trebles stuck in the net(rubberised), I quickly cut the belly trebles off , and manage to extract the other set from the chubs throat.
The chub swam off without any obvious signs of damage, and I did not see any signs of it in distress later, so hopefully it looked worse than it was.
It really upset me that I might have harmed this fish, so I cut one of the hooks off the treble, so now the lure only had a double hook on the back end.
What I like to do on a couple of the swims here, is to float the lure downstream under the tree branches ,10-15 yards or so , I then "mend the line" to get the braid in as straight a line as possible , and then slowly work the lure back under the branches of the bushes, as close to the near bank as I can.
About half way back I get a solid thump on the lure and a jack is on , it does a bit of tail walking as well ,
I chin him out, and there we have it-
"The Treble" (chub,perch,and pike) and all on the same lure!(albeit slightly modified) ;-)
I returned to the 6 pit for the last couple of hours, and managed to get one more jack in the net, and distance released a couple more :)