POP IT UP FOR BASS…

WHY POP IT UP FOR BASS ???

I started experimenting over a year ago with these colourful little floats from Tronixpro

Primerally to counter the assault by those PESKY BLEEP BLEEP CRABS STEALING MY WORM IN LESS THAN 2 MINUTES GRRRR!


 I played around with the buoyancy and worked out that 4 floaters was enough to get you neutrally buoyant and worked well in certain conditions but not others


I finally settled on 7 beads to sure of being popped up, a single worm is key to the success of the rig, put 2 worm on and the rig sinks!


I’m convinced that these pops act like a lure at night silhouetted in the surface layers and making the bait look elongated and irresistible 


Believe it or not, I caught this 11 pound 8oz fish of a lifetime on this experimental rig in less than half a metre of water at night on low water in an estuary mouth


I was using a long line to the weight on my Paternoster rig so the bait must of been near the surface when the fish attacked the elongated bait!


This rig never ceases to amaze me, not a new concept but a much improved and streamlined version compared to the old school crab floats we used decades ago which where a bit hit and miss


Live Prawn works really well and as well as Bass I’ve also caught, Plaice, Flounder, Pollock,Couch’s Bream and Wrasse on this rig


It’s all about inspiration for me,so I hope you’ve been tempted to try this out sometime, 


I know that no matter how many crabs there are per square metre, this rig will still be fishing…


Thanks for looking ✔
Bassman