Went out for a look for a few Cod tonight.. i had heard of a few good catches last week.
So i set up my shimmy boat rod with some black feathers and a 40z lead and off i went.
Problem straight away was i kept hitting macks on the drop...and after a while i decided the reef was full of em, so a change was made and off i went to a more remote spot.
Again more macks and a tiny pollack, and then a nice Pollack.
A full string of three macks wound the feather trace up in a ball, so i switched to a jig head and slug...but no takes on that...then i put on a joey type deep diving lure in the hope a Bass would be around...but another small pollack was the only take.
So... no Cod.
A really nice evening on the water though!!
I got there to find the bait fish shoaling and the terns gorging themselves... the feed shallow went out again and again and one mack was all i had... later i free lined some bait for a couple of hours and only one pull on the line, but the bite didn't develop...
EDIT.... the Bait i used was a full squid on a Kamasan B940 4/0 hook... freelined with the flooding current down the channel... it should settle on the side of the Channel and in the dark has accounted for many a Bass in Autumn. Razor Clam is Deadly too!