Its the Jazz weekend here in Cork, and on a Friday night, with a big 4.m. tide, what else would you do, but try for a late season Bass.
We Corkonians don't go much for the Jazz anyway!!
I set up with a Storm Jointed fire tiger, and after a dozen casts hooked my first fish.
Two seconds later it was off... i have crushed the Barbs on most of my trebles and paid the price...
Cursing myself, but also telling my dented karma that i AM doing the right thing by crushing barbs, i pressed on.
Next i tried a jelly eel ( sidewinder type).. and a hit later, it came back minus its paddle tail!!!
OK... there ARE fish here... what am i complaining about??
After a LOT of different soft lures, i put on a "slug" type jelly on a jig head and work it through the tide....BANG!
Now i have it on, i don't believe it!
But, i calm down and play the fish walking backwards, to beach it and YIPPEE.....did it!!
I tried Razor clam for a couple of hours later, but there are too many shore crabs munching the bait...
I fish on into the darkness, but nothing but huge shore crab, and its pelting down since i got here.. the wind is bad too (not me!)
Also, my old Imax jacket leaks, and i pack it up,and head back to the car... frozen!!!
But a very happy chappy!!!
Now to look at a replacement....being warm and dry is the most important thing in the winter.
Nice... is it my last Lure caught?
Storm jointed Thunder fire tiger..
Sidewinder type eel.. (mine had a red tail and mack stripes)
Great release this one ..lots of life in her/him..