so we got back from pickwick last night. it was without a doubt one of the most interesting/risky trips ive ever had. after driving there through rain that almost made us stop, because you just couldnt see 5 feet infront of you. we arrived at our hotel to find that anyplace within 15 miles stops serving food at 10pm.....lol. so for dinner it was jerky and potato chips. woke up to rain on the day of my guided bluecat hunt. our guide still showed up at 8am on the dot, and we headed to the boat ramp to wait it out. but on the way something beautiful happened.....it just stopped raining. we got there put in and went to work. it started off slow with only a few 2-3 pound channels, and then my girlfriend landed her personal best channel, a 15 pounder! she was so excited. eventually caught a blue, about 3 pounds, and a couple big longnose gar. we then decided to move. we came to a a little one of the guides lucky spots. i cant say where it was but the fish finder was going ape sh*t. no sooner than we got there he recieved a phone call from a buddy of his who told him the they just opened up the gates on the dam. before he told us i could see that something was wrong, and he was real disappionted. he then told us that it was a bit risky for us to be there anymore,and we should go. i reluctantly agreed and we left. with only a few hours of fishing and a total of 6 fish we ended our guided trip. we went back to our hotel and rested, it had begun to rain while pulling the boat out so figured we would see if it stopped and try to hit a bank. eventually it did and we got to go out for 4 more hours or so, and caught 3 channels that were all around 5 pounds. next morning got up early, and no rain....i was praying for this. we got to go out and fish for some skipjack off the bank for a few hours. happily i can say that in those few hours we caught an easy hundred pounds of it! all in all i had a pretty good time. the folks around there are real nice, and helpful. our fishing guide was a real great guy, and i got a ton of bait to throw at our local kitties. oh yeah, and if your down there you gotta try "united steaks of america", hands down one of the best philly steak sandwiches ive had since i had one in philly. its behind "pickwick pro-bass"/gas station. ill be posting some pictures as soon as i find my cameras.