Had a quick hour long session down the river yesterday trying for a bass on a surface lure. As I arrived a mate was just starting, although the tide was at dead low water and was yet to start to flow.
A few minutes into the flood and Guy had a decent fish on which came adrift. I almost immediately had a take, but the fish missed as it swirled at the lure, several times. Guy hooked another fish which, surprisingly, turned out to be a garfish. A long way upriver too.
Just before dusk a fish engulfed the lure with a big crash and I was into my first bass on a surface lure. Not a big fish by any means, about a pound and a half, but well pleased.