Well the yakkers hit the sea big time today a floatilla of them out around ???????? in search of the elusive cod. I wont bore you with a report on the fishing as we never caught anything .....honest . However I have to mention Ramrod and his shrimps . He has apparently been nurturing these critters for some time now looking for the opportunity to have a crack at the Bass with them. When I went in to the shore to re-rig both my rods after snagging Ray had just turned up and he excitedly brought a little cool box over to me and showed me his treasures. Well these things aren t shrimps the are maaahoosive !!! more like lobsters . Anyway the tactic that Ray a.k.a. bubba (shrimp gumbo, shrimp fricase, fried shrimp,boiled shrimp....etc) employs is that he takes the Arnie shrimps out to the rock edges for a little exercise, as they can only get so big on the steroids he s been feeding them. Then he fishes them on a long tracewith the shrimp on a collar, no hook.When a bass see s the shrimp its nearly over,up the bass swims and then the shrimp kicks it head in and drags it back to the yak for Ray !!!! Simple. Anyway while Ray was warming his leviathons up Iain (quint) employed more conventional methods and extracted a 5lb ish beauty from just under the cliffs at ?????. Well done Iain. I just hope Ray got all his shrimps back, after all this time he must be proud of them now ... Cheers Dave. Ps.I got a couple out but not bass. Pps. So did Iain.