This Season's Target

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Dave Burr
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Re: This Season's Target

Post by Dave Burr » Sat Jul 22, 2017 1:22 pm

If you feed a swim the crucians are very quick to show themselves by their little bubbles. If you have these near your float then you are in the right place. I suggest you walk the lake, bait a few swims with groundbait and a few particles then go on a bubble hunt.

Catching them is the next step and there are others on here much better at that than I.

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Re: This Season's Target

Post by Shropshire Lad » Sat Jul 22, 2017 6:05 pm

Great fish, looking at the tail looks like an otters had a go at it at some point
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Re: This Season's Target

Post by Slumption » Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:13 pm

Dave Burr wrote:
Sat Jul 22, 2017 1:22 pm
If you feed a swim the crucians are very quick to show themselves by their little bubbles. If you have these near your float then you are in the right place. I suggest you walk the lake, bait a few swims with groundbait and a few particles then go on a bubble hunt.

Catching them is the next step and there are others on here much better at that than I.
Thanks for the advice. Today I worked out where the deeper part of the lake is and this is where most of the crucians have been caught. Its a tricky swim due to overhanging trees, I saw several floats dangling off the branches where other anglers have tried to get right into the pads. I fished a small bodied waggler as slider due to the branches, it was the only way I could get in the pads. I just under arm cast on to the top of them and then with an open bail arm pulled the line slightly so the float dropped off the pads and cocked next to them.

Rain and wind all day today, was tucked under the brolly. It was still a good session, swim felt Cruciany and I had the lake to myself. Whilst I took a few roach to 2lb's still no Crucian. Later in the day I started to get some finicky bites having fed castors/corn little and often. If someone has a tip on how else to tackle this sort of swim I'd welcome advice. All I can think of changing is to shot the slider down to a dot.

Going back on Sunday and I hope to post a picture to this thread eventually!

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Re: This Season's Target

Post by Dave Burr » Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:54 am

I know it's not necessarily traditional but a pole will get you right above the float with very delicate bite detection :Scared: Other than that, using a slider is a good move so you are in the right direction. Now you just need to make bites easier to see or your bait easier to be taken. Even then Crucians can drive you mad. But hey, if you re 'troubled' by 2lb roach along the way , life can't be too bad.

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Re: This Season's Target

Post by Tinca » Sat Jul 29, 2017 2:22 pm

What a fantastic fish SK! Been lucky enough to have some moderate success also and all the fish displayed the random dark scaling as yours does. Any ideas as to the cause?
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