- Aug 22, 2006
Thats my big mistake ,to many baits ,i do better on just pellets and corn . Your right i keep swapping and changing ,back to basics for me
It can get in your head, why are the others catching when I’m not, what bait are they using, it must be different than mine, I need to change my bait, still nothing, change bait again, still nothing and there is a good chance you have missed that your feeding or presentation is wrong, or the depth of water the fish want to be in isn’t where you are fishing.
When commercial fish are hungry they will eat pellets, late spring to late autumn you could take just pellets and catch well. Yes, there are days when maggots down the edge work, or meat short, but you would still catch either some, the same number or maybe more on pellet.
Some venues you have to adapt, not sure now, but a few years back the ‘veg line’ (corn, meat is banned) was a banker at the Glebe, so you needed it, but whilst I haven’t been there for a couple of years, I understand corn isn’t the banker it was. Use info to help you decide when visiting venues you don’t fish often.
Give it a whirl, go out and only take two baits! I guarantee that if you do that, you will get more confident in those two baits, learn more about them and it will make you think more about your rigs, presentation, feeding and where in the peg you fish, rather than worrying about what you have on the hook.