Last week I went to a local lake to catch some gills for bait, I catch 'em off of the pier with a little piece of worm and a #4 aberdeen hook. While i was reeling of of those little suckers in, this giant bass shoots out from under the pier and eats 'im!! I tried to set the hook, but the bass just spit it out after a few seconds :confused2: As all I had was my ultra-lite, I came back the next morning with a larger rod. Caught another small gill right away and tail hooked it on a 4/0 Matzuo Sickle hook. Tossed it back out and was lettin' it swim around the bottom when it felt like he got hung-up. SO I tried to free it up, and this giant bass (he was so big he looked like a grouper) jumps out of the water in front of me and throws the hook :embarassed: I tried for a while longer to entice him with another gill, but guess he was full. I haven't yet had a chance to go back, but I will in a day or so, and I"m gonna get that guy (I think that he was laughing at me) oooh: Bet he weighs at least 10 pounds if he's an ounce!