Myself and Jay decided to fish a local pier recently using Light Rock Fishing methods. On arrival at a wet and windy pier Jay set up a dropshot rig and I decided to fish a 2.5 gram Jig Head to mix it up a little, both of us opted for Berkley Gulp on the business end.
It was not long before each of us had a Rock Goby each to kick start the session. We moved location slightly to target Herring and Coalfish. The herring were in small numbers and not confined in the usual area but moving constantly which made catching them difficult. The Coalfish were attacking lures high up in the water which kept Jay busy constantly taking on the drop (OTD). Not huge numbers of fish that this venue can sometimes throw up but a very enjoyable few hours overall.
Rods – Major Craft Solpara & Tronix Rockfish L.
Reels – Daiwa Caldia 2500 & Shimano Nexave.
Lines – PowerPro braid with flurocarbon leader & Sunline flurocarbon 4lbs.
End tackle – Dropshot and Jigs.
Lure – Berkley Gulp.
Berkley Gulp is very effective for general LRF. The sandworm, fish fry and floating worm are good fish catchers. There are thousands of soft and hard lures on the market which all catch fish, Some in my opinion seem to catch more anglers than fish….
All too often the simplistic approach produces the most fish.