Hey Everyone! Got out last night on the Colorado river and found out first hand how good the fall bite is going right now! My buddy Chris got the pontoon on the water before I got off work and found a good hole for 'gills and filled the tank up with bait. I got off work and hauled butt straight to the dock where I met up with him and a few other fellas from out of town, really cool guys Brian from California and Dave from Okinawa (yep you read it right). Both guys just wanted to kick back on the water and drink a few cold ones so Chris and I did all the fishing while Dave turned out to be one heck of a cook. He kept us all fed on some really good bratwursts and short ribs:dribble:. We first hit a hole that I wrote about in another post where we had hooked into an amazing fish (I call her Nessie:crazy that pulled our boat around before it broke off. Last night we were there for a few minutes and the wind kicked up something crazy! Long story short here, we got beat up by the wind and boom! Something hits one of Chris' rods and before he could get to it, the entire rig (including the holder) are in the water being pulled to the murky depths! Nessie 2, catfishermen 0.... We hit a few more holes with a little luck on some good sized ones. One hole we hit was approx 19-22ft deep drop from a 10-12ft shelf. I got my new personal best out of here. It was a heck of a fight! This fish ran quite a few times before I could get a look at it and Chris got it in the net. Beat my old Pb by a good bit!! Once again, I didnt get to weigh it since I failed to get a scale:beat_brick::beat_brick::beat_brick:!!! Again, I wasnt going to kill something so magnificant as this fish just to satisfy my ego...got pics and let it go. After no more action here, we moved off to another hole that was another steep drop off to 22-24ft at the inlet to a back river cove. I killed 'em on one of my ugly sticks, pulling a nice stringer of smaller ones out with. All on the same rod with none hitting Chris'. I was obviously in the "sweet spot" of the hole...When I could ignore my bladder no more, I get up to go relieve myself and BOOM! Same rod, same spot! Chris grabs the pole and another good long fight was on...when I saw it come up to the boat, I knew it was the biggest one yet! We got it on boat and everyone is high fiving and acting as if we had won some money!:smile2: This fish was built like a tank and heavy! Again, I dont know how much it weighed since we didnt get the scale...took some pics and let it go back home...took some pics with the stringer and let them go too except for one that died from taking the hook too far down. For some reason cut bait was the bait of choice over live. Heck we even had left over 'gills that we let go this morning before we left. A great, great night! Side note: this might have been my last trip out with my fishing buddy and best friend (aside from the my wife). Chris recently got a job offer for a position on the mainland Japan. So yeah, my buddy (and brother) that I have served in combat in the desert with and combat on the water to find the biggest flatheads for years, is moving on to bigger things. Looks like I'm looking for a new partner...:0a14:. On a lighter note though, since the biggest of the fish was caught by Chris but on my rod, I claim half the fish!:smile2: Not my rule! Chris made this up a while back when I caught a good one on one his! Please enjoy the pics and tell me how much you think the big ones weighed?