Perhaps not the most economical fish of the year. After not finding the Bass this weekend all I had to show for £35 of diesel was 5 Sand Smelt. Although another lure caught species for the 2013 tally.
The Sand Smelt is a vivacious little predator, most often found in shoals. While larger predators actively target them, the Sand Smelt is equally a hunter, albeit in miniature. Best described as pelagic, you’ll most often find this fish up in the water and often on the surface. Like a cat with a ball of string, Sand Smelt are helplessly attracted to quick, erratic movement. Consequently, methods like Jighead and Metals are best for these silver-sided minis.