Well had another go after my disastrous session on Saturday. This time, at least I stayed dry by using chest waders. No more problems with water coming up through my scupper holes, up my back and down my waders! :scare: So better prepared, with a new spool of (some old) 10lb mono and the last of my Imagine 130s and an ancient Maria Chase SW, I headed out into the gloom. The sky was pretty murky, but the water was crystal clear. A bit too clear possibly, but luckily the sun didn't come out to ruin the day. :happy: Fishing started immediately, barely 100 yards from launching. It suddenly looked very "bassy", lots of kelp and little patches of sand, so I started with a blue Imagine 130. 3 fish in three casts and I thought, wow, today is going to be amazing. Only that the third fish was a very good one - maybe around the same size as my biggest last year (7lb). I couldn't get it up anywhere near the surface, it was just swimming around like it wasn't attached. I put some real pressure on it, and my line parted. Bye bye dear little piece of jap plastic. :sad: Anyhow, the fishing was steady after that, but not wild. The fish seemed to be just solitary individuals. I went onto a green Imagine, and had a few, before another good fish took hold. This one was maybe a bit smaller, but definitely a good fish. It came past me like a steam train pulling the kayak round before running into patch of kelp and snagging me. As the water was only 8ft or so and clear I paddled over there and could see the fish thrashing around for a few seconds but I couldn't get to it. I tried sticking my paddle down there and so on but eventually I had to pull for a break. Bye bye second bit of posh plastic. :sad: After that, I changed to the Maria and it did the business, but it was like pulling a piece of old chain through the water after the Imagines, so I put on another IMA lure, the Komono II. Nice little lure this one, just sub surface, so you can see it wiggling away miles off. Caught a few on it, but was getting tired and hungry, so stopped for lunch. Fish taken up to that point: After I got going again, I bumped into Glenn's stalker, Buzz! Buzz was very keen to point out a few things, not least the fact that he no longer uses cheap plugs and how good red rods are. It must be said, I felt a bit of a cheapskate next to him but decided I would keep plugging away in my own fashion. :canadian: To end what has become a long story, I lost my little Komono II to a fish. Not a big one this time, but still. I guess I'm just out of practice with mono. I remembered I always used to check my line after landing a fish and I hadn't done that and it had taken about half a dozen by then. Bugger! Another dear day on the water. As I was gutting the fish on the way back (ended up with 7 for the pot), I found this little fella still kicking inside one of the bass! Cracking day. Must come up with a cheaper way of fishing though!