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Cameron Harris Fishing Tips Lure

Why Fishing Into Dusk Is Crucial!

Im sure we have all been told at one point that if you wanna catch lots and big perch you need to look at dusk and dawn and to an extent ive believed it however ive never really acted on it always starting my sessions early morning and fishing through the whole day. However ive had a good amount of time and sessions to really say that, dusk is where its at!! i have no experience fishing at dawn because i cant get up that early however dusk i can say with confident is the best time to go fishing! I have had about 6 sessions on the same lake now starting at 9am and ending at about 4pm. Throughout the day even when i fished a variety of different lakes i could not get a bite infact i think i out of all the sessions i landed maybe 5 perch in total. however when the light fell and the temp dropped the bait became alive! the perch were on it!

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Now to find the shoal, my go to searching lures are jigs and Texas rigs, both can be fished a fairly faster speed helping to cover more ground and fish through more shoals. i had a few hits on jigs but no hook ups, i swapped to a Texas for a more gentle approach and managed to start banking fish. over the past 5-6 sessions ive landed what must be 10-15 perch just in dusk!

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trust me, fish in dawn, go to work, then fish at dusk you will not be disapointed!

https://youtu.be/02Fy80OrJbs
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Cameron Harris Fishing Tips Fly River

How To Catch Pike On Fly!

Pike on fly is easily some of the most exhilarating pike fishing you’ll ever experience the impressive takes, the light tackle, the fact that you are the only drag just makes it such a raw method of fishing and we all love that! However using the correct gear is so important these fish fight hard and you need to be prepared with the correct tackle.

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The rods are usually 9-10WT rods and i use a 9ft rod as i find it easier to use in the sea too. My rod is an Airflo Delta Classic really nice action on the rod and it just looks mega!!

The reel is again an Airflo reel this time its the t6 in 9-11WT, this is a solid reel properly made for the saltwater setting it can really handle all the stick you give it. and its shiny so who wont love it!

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The line is so important, if you buy cheap good luck sending these massive flys. Iuse the airflo sniper 40+ you could cast a wet jack russel with that line! but most of the vision grand daddy lines will be just as good.

Onto the terminal tackle, i use a short length of strong fluro to 12″ of wire. Remember to make this strong as you need to strip strike hard on these fish! Now the flys anything from 10-40cm are used, streamers work well and if you want to use tailed baits be sure to pick up a 10WT. Many people make them including me if your interested in some fly then send me a message on Facebook or instagram on the account “esox express” or i recommend speaking to danny parkins as he ties gorgeous flys too.

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But beyond that now is the best time to get into some fishing for them with the temp getting cold you can work these flys so much slower than lures giving them the edge over lures, be sure to check out fly fishing for pike this winter you wont regret it!

https://youtu.be/gdHdHxIYbu0

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Cameron Harris Fishing Tips Sea

Why Navionics Is Crucial.

Navionics should be an important part to every anglers tackle box. It works best when you have a large water you need to cover like lakes, reseviours, and the sea. Most of the time fish will be stuck to structure this could be anything. For example depth changes will hold fish. Navionics has a setting called sonar chart this will show you the depth changes and the shapes of the bottom. This can show you where the predators will be holding up out of the current waiting for baifish behind underwater mountains, sat in crevaces etc etc.

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Here you can see the sonar chart which shows the depth changes.

accompanied to this they have the relief shading setting. this really benefits sea anglers as it shows rocks, sandbanks and drops. In the photo below you can see the structure. This can make finding marks an absolute breeze and should be one of the first things you reach for when searching for marks.

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Hopefully you can see the importance of navionics for finding marks and actively searching for fish. Paired up with a fish finder, sidescan or livescope system and you are on for a winner! crucial on the reservoirs

hope you enjoyed this read and its showed how important and how much of a bargain you can get by using navionics.