Published Jan 27. 2007 - 13 years ago
Updated or edited Aug 8. 2015

Rising fishing.......no bites???

Was out yesterday at this fantastic place in the sea where I observed in about 30 mins 20-30 rises. Some fish where crusing and repeatedly take something in the surface.

My friend and I tried everything from small shripmp patterns to sandeel patterns to my killer fish popper flies, but not a single bite. Any ideas or solutions?

To say it was frustrating would be an understatement :roll:

Though I fished other places where I got sea trout straight away on a magnus.....this is fast becoming my 'goto' fly.

Kasper Mühlbach's picture

Wiggy,...

Wiggy,

are you sure, it was trout?

Kasper

It certainly look and...

It certainly look and appeared to sea trout, but it's really hard to be sure. The we were fishing is one of our best sea trout places, so I just assumed it was sea trout.

no bites...

The last time that happened to me was on the lower tidal Potomac River last summer. I was fishing an outgoing tide from shore in prime Largemough Bass habitat. There were swirls everwhere and I threw everything in the box at them. Some local lads came by and said that they were a fish called golden chubs or golden suckers. Not carp but similar. I asked what they take and the boys said nothing. They are chasing each other and spawning and although they look great, you cannot catch them on a lure. Live and learn. So you may have had something other than sea trout. Or maybe you were just unlucky. It happens.

Re: Rising fishing.......no bites???...

Was out yesterday at this fantastic place in the sea where I observed in about 30 mins 20-30 rises. Some fish where crusing and repeatedly take something in the surface.

My friend and I tried everything from small shripmp patterns to sandeel patterns to my killer fish popper flies, but not a single bite. Any ideas or solutions?

To say it was frustrating would be an understatement :roll:

Though I fished other places where I got sea trout straight away on a magnus.....this is fast becoming my 'goto' fly.

face. I asked myself if they go for them?

I thougt a lot of it at that evening and tied some really low budget dries. I used a long shank hook and tied squirrel dubbing (dark brown) on it. Just to imitate the silhouette.

I was very happy to see this phenomenon also the next day. It was completely dark when the fishes began to rise just the moon spent some light to see the bulgings.

I heard a smack and casted my fly in that direction. Nothing happend. This went on some time and I decided to cast just near the bulgings. The first try was answered with a smack. I lifted my rod and got this fish hooked. That was an awesome feeling. I never saw my fly in that evening. I fished completely blind - I had to hear the takings.

I caught three fishes that evening. All sea trouts of 35-45 cm. It was unbelievable.

The second time I recognized something like that was on fyn (Bogebjerg? - do not know how it is written) but it was early evening and I could see the rises. However, my pattern did not work that time and I was frustrated again...

Cheers

P.S.
Nearly forgotten: I had to presentate the dries complete in "no-drift". That was very difficult because the line had to be on strain without dragging the fly - you get mad by this at night. Because every f...... smack could have been your fly..

Horstman,...

Horstman,

I suggest you mean Bøgebjerg on nord-Fyn near Kerteminde. A very good place for seatrout.
In my eyes small cod can produce the noise while feeding just below the surface. I met that on Fynshoved several times.

tight lines to everyone,
Thomas

rises...

I was fishing a beach in Maine, Sand Point Beach, and there were swirls and rises everywhere. I fished from the top, down, and didn't get a bite. I had just made a cast, when between me and the beach, a huge tail came out of the water. As I finished my retrieve, I noticed a worm between my feet. I had 1 worm fly that was darker than the one in the water, and had no luck at all. People were casting plugs, jigs, and cut bait, and nobody caught a thing. You never know what they are going to take, until you get your line in the water. Tight lines

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