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I'm out and about on Friday to try my hand a spinning for sea trout in Strangford Lough, i've been told they are running now and been shown an excelent spot that produced a couple last weekend ( alegedly )
got the rod and reel etc and a selection of spinners but never tried this before ( done spinning for years though, pike, perch, mackys etc ) is there anything special about sea trout spinning ?
anyne got recommendations for spinners etc ?
The Big Lebowski
Abu Krill... And tidal rifts seem to hold them.
My father used to pick up some crackers in scotland with long casts and gentle retrieves off a shingle peninsular into deep water- on the ebb.
OK.......i've been told to fish a rising tide with a "flying C" and the place i was shown was a race between two islands that is only about 30 yards wide, aparently the trout come through with the tide and it's only shallow.
The Big Lebowski
Its all possible... half the fun of fishing!
You already seem to know the answer to your question though :)
I know flying 'c's are good for bass, so why not.
You would be better casting against the tide, normally to keep a little tension on the line...
this is where i'm going tomorrow, beautiful isn't it.
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We normally fish in Denmark, on the Baltic Sea side. When spinning for sea trout it's always one of two ways: with lures like the Hansen Flash, Fight, Flight etc. or using flies and a spirolino. Always great fun and very enjoyable. We actually went last weekend for a couple of days, but only caught some at the put-and-take, none whilst wading close to the beach, apparently the water was too cold. I wouldn't know since I don't rate myself as a decent angler. But still great fun.
look for any spots where the tide is causing eddies, behind and to the sides of rocks, fallen trees, on the sides of banks. spin round here, casting your spinner past it and reeling it past. fish will often hang here for a bit or R&R.
I spin for seatrout in Sweden every summer, great fun.
Best lures for me are tobys (esp Toby flash), small Viking herring, and the smaller version of an Abu G lure called the tormentor coast.
I also try the fly when conditions allow.
aye, spinning for seatrout is class crack ... for me it's a mepps no1 or 2 that does the damage, spun fast downstream with the current ...