Today should have been a bad day, and in some ways it was. I only caught four fish in a month that has produced 15+ catches on several days. The front that passed through last night left Blue Bird skies. This combined with winds from the east to northeast and you have a recipe for a bad day fishing. Despite all that I went fishing. It was my only day off this week and the wife was out of town. Faced with cutting grass now or later, I chose later and hit the lake around 7:30am. For the first two hours I was staring at those clear skies and making sure the wind was coming from a bad direction. I needed an excuse, because up to that point I had not hooked a fish, not a bite, not a sniff, nothing. Then WHAM! A rod folded over, and it looked more like a blue bite, and judging from the fight it felt like a blue. The fish took drag several times, and as It neared the boat I realized this was a net job. As it finally surfaced I was amazed to see a big huge channel cat. I got it in the boat, broke out the scale, and it weighed in at 12 pounds 4 oz. By far the biggest channel I have caught. I even zeroed the scale one more time to make sure, and again it read 12 pounds 4 oz. I finally got over the 10 pound hump on a channel cat! I caught another nice 7-4 channel and a couple of smaller ones before I headed home around 2:00pm. The bite never really took off, and I tried everything from deep to shallow, creeks to main channels, drifting and anchoring. The bottom line is that you never know when that big fish will hit, so hit the water and fish!!!!!