All`s well ...That ends well
Hi folks, well February has turned out to be a bit of a bitch this year with very trying weather conditions to deal with here in Extremadura. Due to the fact that the whole month of February`s weather conditions have consisted of scorching hot days with no cloud, no wind and sky high air pressure followed by nights of freezing your brass monkeys off all night. As you can imagine things have been a little slow. None the less the lads at C.C.S. have been out on the lake catching fish. We spent the whole of the month on Sierra Brava as we felt this offered the best chance of getting into the fish. As it turned out the start of the month was the hardest with things being slow with only fish up to 20Lb being caught, and they were few and far between. As the conditions for the second half of the month were looking like staying the same a new plan of attack was required. It`s always the case if we are fishing Brava on our own and not with clients that you won`t see us there on the weekends as its always busy. This causes its own problem as when you arrive on the Monday you are never sure if somebody has been in the swim you choose and if so how much bait has gone in. This especially I think is a problem when conditions are so tough. So the plan for the second half of the month was to find an area if possible that we could be confident that only we had access too so could control what was happening in the swim. Over the first two weeks we had observed a lot of fish showing near a long point on the lake which has produced fish for us in previous years. The added bonus was that at present the point has been cut off and effectively turned into an island with no one fishing there as far as we could see over the last few months. Just what we were after!! So it was waders out and wading stick to the ready to find a route through for the Defender…No probs! We ended up doing two 5 day stints out on the island with the added confidence that what bait was going in was only what we were putting in. So no excuses! As it turned out the first 5 days were pretty slow with us making a swim change half way through from one side of the island to the other. As soon as the change was made we started to catch fish but still only smaller ones. We had seen larger fish but they were staying frustratingly on the other side of the snags 100m in front of us where we could not get to them. We decided to bait up before leaving the swim as we were sure that the bigger fish would start to eventually make their way to our side of the snags if there was food there for them.
So all`s well that ends well.