Fished the Clear Lake channel cat derby with my buddy Chuck. We landed fish up to 17+ pounds. Lots of double digit fish were put in my boat (11). I released a 17 pound 10 ounce fish on Friday night only to find out on Sunday that it would have placed me in the money (the 21st place fish was only 17.20 pounds). It always take a 19+ fish to place in the money, but this year was the exception. Hard lesson learned. But that didn't ruin my weekend as I had a great time with an old friend, laughed until my eyes cried, and ate hot meals on the boat for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We launched the boat Friday morning at 9am and didn't put the boat back on the trailer until Sunday morning at 10am. Here are pics of a few of our fish.