Few weeks ago i took delivery of my new toy, a second hand viper icon bait boat. I bought this because i,m planning on fishing a large water this winter for pike and its hopefully going to help me fish some of the distant areas. Well as you can guess i was gagging to try it out, especially as i also bought a fish finder for it as well, so on a rainy sunday morning i was set up on a local gravel at first light with everything ready for her maiden voyage.
Well to cut to the chase i didn,t manage to bank any pike but i did get takes from all the spots i found, especially the float set, which i,ve done well on on this pit, which is great as far as i,m concerned as i probably wouldn,t of fished them if i hadn,t used the boat. I packed up about midday, as had family arrangements, a wet but very happy man. My bait boat performed admirably, i found some nice spots for the future, and i enjoyed myself using a new technique.
By the way i believe the reason i didn,t manage to land the takes i had was because of the heavy weed in the water. I felt the fish but it felt dull as though there was weed on the line. Thats my excuse and i,m sticking with it.........
Keep hauling !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!