A couple of years ago, while out fishing on my own, i caught my P.B. bass.
I was watching a pike fishing programme a couple of days previous, and saw a good pike taken on a whole joey mackerel dead bait, with cuts on the flanks to release more sent.
I decided to try this method for bass, and on a cold November night on a well know east cork beach i blasted a joey out into the darkness.
Thirty minutes past with no touch and just as i was thinking of reeling in, the rod went berserk.
I landed a fine fish, photographed it and put it back.
After a few minutes of disbelief went back fishing and caught nothing else worth mentioning.
I will soon put a scanned image, or two of the bass on here and let you decide how big it was........