I admit to doing flatfish a disservice over the years, traditionally Plaice fishing in my part of the world was a wait and see affair. Yes I would decorate traces with beads and sequins and yes I would use huge spoons to attract a fish to my worm baits but I never considered them true predators, this as it turns out could not be further from the truth. Of course these were the thoughts of my pre-lure days and now soft plastics have turned sea angling on its head Plaice along with most other species are a very real target and this spring fresh from a very long winter we were ready for our first real assault on the red-spots. More
Lure fishing for Plaice is not a common fishing technique. But over the past few years we’ve learned that the handsome Plaice can be an aggressive predator and will actively chase down lures. With their bright orange spots, lure-caught Plaice have become one of our favourite targets with regular appearances in our lure-caught species lists each year.
A cracking lure caught Plaice for Dan, fishing an Ecogear Milfle.