Lure Fishing For Bass – Blog Posts

Alongside writing material for own website and articles for Sea Angler Magazine, since April 2018 I have also written a fortnightly blog post for the excellent and superbly stocked online tackle store Lure Fishing For Bass.

Are you a ‘Mover or a Changer’…? (Part 2 of 3)

Estuary bass fishingIn Part 1 of this series I highlighted three examples – the first two were when obvious signs of bass prey behaviour had been spotted, where you’ve attempted to match what is present with your lure Read more

 

Are you a ‘Mover or a Changer’…? (Part 1 of 3)

Lure Fishing For Bass Marc Cowling Blog Posts

Two of the most common questions a client will ask me when I’m guided them are:1. When should I change bass lures?
2. When should I give up on a mark and move somewhere else? Read more…

 

A slightly ‘weightier’ Needlefish anyone?

Super Strike N FIsh Needlefish

For a while now, the fantastic, deadly, bespoke and handmade Jim’s Needlefish lures (in the 15g, 18g and 20g guises) have been my go to ‘needle’ whereby I have utilised them Read more…

 

The Lure of The Bass – The contents and why I decided to write it…

The Lure of The Bass by Marc Cowling

I did it! Having researched and collated everything I know about catching bass on lures from the shore in the past 27 years, I somehow managed to type the 71,000 words required Read more…

 

The Illex Nitro Sprat Shad – My ‘Forgotten Lure’

Illex Nitro Sprat Shad blog

As I’ve intimated many times, I only carry bass lures that fulfil a specific role, under a certain set of sea conditions and/or over a particular type of terrain – something that clearly becomes easier to establish Read more…

 

Aggravating August

IMA Salt Skimmer

I imagine you’re thinking ‘What a strange title for a blog post!’ And I’ll be honest, it was the first thing that popped into my head when I set about describing the recent events and what I believe are Read more…

 

Long Distance Diving Minnows

Daiwa Shoreline Shiner Z120F Vertice 19g

Here in the south west, and I suspect many other parts of the Country, the seasonal influx of sprat being hoarded onto the shoreline by mackerel shoals has also seen an increase in the numbers of bass inshore Read more…

 

Brand New or Battered?

Old lures for bass fishing

Is a shiny ‘new’ lure more effective than a tatty ‘old lure’ of exactly the same pattern? Here’s an insight into a couple of recent occurrences that have got me thinking… Back in early June, whilst guiding Read more…

 

Bass – Creatures of habit or a whole lot more?

Devon coastline bass fishing

I, like many authors have written about bass being territorial and sticking to regular patterns of behaviour when swimming and feeding around specific areas of coastline, under a particular set Read more…

 

Large Surface Bass Lures – When and How…

Chugbug caught Bass rough conditions

In a previous post for ‘Lure Fishing For Bass’ I described how small ‘popping’ and ‘sliding’ surface lures are designed to be worked fairly quickly across the top of the water in order to mimic Read more…

 

Savage Gear Line Thru Sandeel – Realistic and become highly reliable…

Savage Gear Line Thru Sandeel

As previously mentioned, I tend to carry lures that will do a very specific job for me, in the vast and varied conditions (configuration of the seabed, sea state and depth of water) that I will experience Read more…

 

The Small Surface Bass Lures I use – When and How…

Patchinko 100

This past week has seen a definite upsurge (judging by the amount of reports on Social Media) in the amount of bass being taken on bass lures fished ‘on the top’ – something that, I believe is occurring Read more…

 

‘Smaller’ Hard Diving Bass Lures – Why I’ll always have some with me…

Maria Squash F95

I wrote a piece last year that posed the question – is there an optimum size and shape of bass lure? Primarily, I discussed the advantages of using smaller lures in the 80-100m size – such as less wind Read more…

 

Night Fishing Bass Lures

Needlefish and a bass

I am positive there are many anglers out there who are intrigued, if not fascinated, by the prospect of attempting to catch a bass on a lure in darkness. But if you’re inexperienced or not particularly Read more…

 

Bass Lure Rods – Finding that all-rounder…

Bass fishing at dusk

Whether you’re a lure, bait, fly, beach or boat angler, the fishing rod you use is an immensely personal item, and what feels ‘right’ for one angler may feel totally alien to another. Owning a Read more…

 

Where in the water column?

A bass in March 2017

I imagine practically every bass lure angler in the Country is waiting and watching patiently for the reports of the first bass being caught. Social media will go ballistic, and the questions everyone Read more…

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