Take Andy1965 he goes a traveling but he's always got back up marks and Ideas where the fish will be on a set day/weather, but this is down to hard work and building up a picture over time of what works and what doesn't.
So go and give it a bash and on your travels you will bump into folk and tips and spots will exchange and success will be around the corner.
Cheers for that penn, you make it sound like I actually know what I'm doing! :laugh:.
Lure fishing for bass is extremely infuriating but also highly addictive, bass will show at most places across North Wales at some time or another so studying OS maps, Google earth etc and exploring likely looking marks is all part of the game, I've been on the lures myself for a couple of years now and though I've had quite a few helpful tips along the way I've also put in hundreds or even thousands of hours of studying and fishing time for a grand total of 12 bass in 2 years, catching a bass from a mark you have researched, pinpointed and sussed out for yourself though is one of the biggest buzzes you can experience in fishing and worth every second of the effort you put into it :1a:.
"Try the Straits" is not as vague a suggestion as you seem to think, you have one of THE best stretches of bass water in the world on your doorstep and anywhere you can get down to the water should produce bass at some time of the year or stage of the tide etc etc etc.
Get out there, give it a go, enjoy yourself and make us all as jealous as hell when you start catching bass on a regular basis :fishing: