After selling up all my kayak gear in the hope of a small boat, tis week has seen savings and credit cards get a hammering and me get sorted with the basics to get back afloat. Ken and Fi delivered the new yak a couple of days ago but work has prevented me getting out until this morning. I decided that with the wind being virtually non existent I would chance a bass session so headed to the nearby 'ankle deep' bass grounds......I only had a few hours as loads of jobs to do , so being only 15 minutes or so away it is ideal. Up bright and early all giddy kipper, quick coffee and on the road just as the day was breaking. As I was getting ready to launch I had a nice natter with one of the local small boat potters before paddling out across what was like a mill pond...........what a start to my return to the kayak....perfect conditions for an easy paddle with nothing too challenging. I was out by 05.15 and was expecting company to be turning up shortly...........as it turned out that company had a severe case of velcro back and couldn t get it off the bed ! :laugh: I was travelling really light, just safety gear, one rod, a few plugs and some soft plastic lures and a drink. I set up a jointed Fladen plug........something similar to J14 I think ? I didn't have to wait long before the rod tip pulled jagedly round......the new yak was christened, a spirited fight from a schoolie. A quick couple of photo's and I slipped the fish back. It really was lovely out there , not a breath of wind and that lovely oiley like sea, I slowly made my way North to a mark I remembered from before and having no sounder I was having to guess at the depth (maybe next month I ll splash out on one.....maybe not though :wink........I had one more schoolie about 20 minutes after the first which again was slipped back. I decided that I would try a little closer in , somewhere around the 8 - 14 ft depth (guesstimate) and almost straight away I had a much better take, this time the fish was taking line. A much better fight this time with several really strong runs before the lovely silver and gold gill covers rolled on the surface. I decided to paddle in to take a better photo of this one. Back out and I had a few casts about with the soft plastics and then tried trolling some different plugs at different depths but couldn't find anything else so put the jointed plug back on and went back tight inside for one last run along the fronts. Again after only a short while I hit another schoolie in only about 8ft or so depth. That was it as far fish went....so not a hectic session but really enjoyable to be back out and to catch my target species as a bonus. Three hours paddling and with aching shoulders I made myself back in and home for some breakfast. The better fish was a smidgin under 4lb.....bbq'd bass for tea tonight in our house.