My wife's uncle, Clyde, has enjoyed fishing for a long time. Everytime we get together at a family function/gathering, he always asks me how the fishing has been. I tell him of monsters that I've reeled in, shared my photos with him and he has always said, "boy, I bet that sure is fun" followed by me always telling him he has an open invitation to go. Well last night he finally took me up on the offer. We, Clyde stlcatman AKA Ryan and I, started out on the river around 330-4pm and headed out to catch bait. That was just an experience in of itself for Clyde, he had never seen a throw net before and was impressed with Ryan's ability to constantly bring the bait fish into the boat. After catching enough bait, we headed to the first of several spots that we would end up fishing that night. It was SLOW!!! Very slow, we had a strong wind out of the south and I have never had much luck when the wind has been blowing out of the south! :angry: Now I was getting concerned, here I have a guest, who has traveled here just to get on the river to catch some blues. I didn't give up and continued the search for the hungry fish. I went to another spot and finally ended up getting some bites. Then the rod went down, I grabbed it, set the hook and immediately handed the rod to Clyde. He was amazed at how hard that fish was fighting! When he got it in the boat, it weighed out at 18 pounds! His first blue already surpassed his biggest ever fish! Set up on a new spot and finally started getting some good bites. Had several hard rips but unfortunately wasn't able to get a hook set. :confused2: Then all of a sudden the left outside pole got buried! Grabbed, set and handed. I knew this was a better fish, as Clyde was fighting it, this one was definately fighting harder than the first. Everytime Clyde would gain some line, the fish would strip some more. While he was fighting the fish, he said; "now I know why you guys are addicted to fishing for these guys!" We finally got a look at the fish and then finally got him in the net. This one weighed out at 34 pounds! A great fish on a very very tough night of fishing. Clyde ended up catching one more fish before we called it a night. Clyde was asking when he could go again, and once again, I told him he has an open invitation! :big_smile::big_smile: Here is a picture of Clyde and his 34 pound Mississippi Blue!!!