Well my girlfriend and I decided to hit up the Ohio yesterday. We netted some shad and started fishing a current seam where a embayment was draining into the river. Our bait was getting riddled but we couldn't hook up on anything. So I switched out the the smallest hook I had 5/0 circle and bam we got our first fish. An nice sauger. We ended up boating 3 before it got dark. If we would have had spinning reals and smaller hook it would have been on fire. But when all you got is your bluecat rods you got to make due. So we decided to fish downstream couldn't even get a bump. So we ancored on a mooring bouy and nailed the blue I posted. After that I felt I needed to get back out on the river and give it a shot again. Well two hours latter we still didn't have a fish so I decided to run way down river. BIG MISTAKE. About the time I got 5 miles downstream from the ramp. I started to notcie wood on the river. I tried to slow down but it was too late. Nailed a log. Motor got louded but seemed OK. So we rain on down river and fished for a while never caught anything so we decided to go home. As I began to plane my boat out we heard a loud metal knocking sound and then my boat was in nuetral. I couldn't get it to go in gear all it did was make grinding sounds. So I shut it off and got on the trolling motor. It took us 2 hours to get to the old ramp at Aurora (which is a piece of #@%& but it was heaven to us). We walked in town and couldn't find anyone to give us a ride. So finally we found a kid at the IGA who said when he got off work he would give us a ride to Tanners to get my truck. After he got off work he gave us a ride back and we managed to get the boat on the trailor and head home. All in all I can't complain. I have owed the boat 6 years and never did any motor work to it except for preventative maintance. A special thanks goes out to the cart boy at IGA for giving us a ride and to those who turned my girlfriend and me down when we were soaked and freezing well you know where you can go!!!