Sea trout in Slow-Mo
When fishing for sea trout in the cold winter months, the water temperature often never gets above 5C, and this makes the fish lazy. Sometimes, slowing down can be the key.
When I’m out fishing for sea trout in the Baltic Sea, I like to observe other anglers to see if I can spot patterns. Recently, I have noticed a recurring pattern. Almost all of them use the same lure and all fish with the same fast, steady retrieve. Not long after that, I got my hands on the Savage Gear LT Sandeel and Sandeel Pencil lures, and it got me thinking about how much more these lures could do, compared to standard blades.
The main thing the Sandeels give is that they allowed me to slow down my tempo and get a longer fall, meaning I could work them completely differently from traditional sea trout lures. This slow-motion fishing in the winter months has given me some truly amazing results. Often a dozen anglers would come off the water with nothing, while my rod was getting bend after bend. The bites seem to occur most often at the moment of lure acceleration after a short pause.
Soon in Poland, the off-season for sea trout will end, which I’m really looking forward to. I hope that this winter I will manage to outfish my friends thanks to the slow-mo power of the Sandeel lures. Keep your fingers crossed!