I left the house at 6:00pm and drove to Lake Grapevine. It was a nice sping day with a little south wind. I get to the cove I was planning on fishing and there was a family already set up where I was going to fish so I spent the fish hour getting some shad. I ending up netting about 35 shad ranging from 8 inches to 1 inch. After an hour of throwing the castnet the family showed no sign of leaving so I headed out to find another spot. I ended up at a spot I have caught a few from last summer so I get up. With in 10 minutes I landed the 12 incher in the pic. He took a treble full of SureShot. Man I tell you that little 12 incher hit like he thought he was a 50 lber. LOL. Well an hour an a half go by with nothing. I had nine rods out baited with SureShot, Whole Shad, cut shad, chicken liver, & beef liver. At about the two hour make from catching the 12 incher I was cleaning my gear and noticed my rod with the beef liver slaped the water. Of course I jump out of my new BPS Big Man's chair (the best chair I have own, will post more in the product section) spill my drink step in my tackle bag and almost fall down. I get to the rod and it slaps the water again. I pick it up and give it a good sweep (had an 8/0 cirlce on) and fill what I thought was a big fish. This thing was fighing hard. After a few minutes the second channel was landed. Not much to tell after that. I spent another hour watching my rods sit in the holders. I have to say spring is here. The larger cat had eggs and they both were very aggressive. All in all a get start to the 2006 season. Tight lines to all.