Thanks Juro, It's good to be back and a big "Hello" to everyone else I had the pleasure meeting at Nickersons!
I'd agree with you 100% about the satisfaction of catching those smart, educated resident Bass in July and August.
No easy fish in that group.
I think the reason most of us love those guys is because we are challenging our ability level as an angler against the tuffest fish of the season. And to fool just one is an achievement.
P.S. This is not the best photo, but it shows a pod of them in the center of the picture, cruiseing the beach.