Flushed with optimism following my snakehead capture from the previous Sunday, I decided to make a return visit and try some new tactics. Besides the usual soft plastics on jig-heads, and shallow water plugs, I also wanted to try out soft plastic grubs fished at the surface behind a casting float:
The trusty red/white plastic grub lures & the casting float rig
Despite abundant surface rises and toman visible at the surface, I failed to elicit even one strike on any of the lures / presentations tried. I had to make do with the tranquil scenery and the realisation that the toman in this location are now battle hardened and wiley. No more easy fishing at this location, I fear.
Tranquil pond with surface rises
View south-east from the headland