Well a normally good trip at Santee was not to be had this year. The trip started out ok very little traffic all the way down to Columbia to meet up with my buddy. Hooked up his boat and left the house. Got to Santee and found a bubble on the trailer tire that was about half as big as the tire, so we dropped the boat and went and repaired the tire. Gor back loaded the boat and took off. Got to the first hole, and bam 1st rod yanked out of rod holder and into the water. ok, no problem 9 more rods then CRACK my Tiger rod cracked in 2. 2 rods down and still no fish. fished about another hour there and decided to move on the way to another hole hit three stumps and the motor started skipping. Decided to go back to the marina and check out the motor before we ventured to far out. To shorten the story we found a small hole in one of the pontoons and nothing wrong with the motor. So back to Columbia, tig welded the hole, pressure tested and all was good. Instead of going back to santee we hit Murray and caught a couple of small cats, 1 channel 8 pounds and 1 flathead 12 pounds. Caught a 12 pound striper and yep, he broke one of my Big Game rods. So if you were keeping track thats 3 rods, 1 hole and oh yeah I almost forgot.... While we were fishing at Santee I got hosed someone decided they needed my gas more than I did so 3/4 tank turned into about an 1/8 tank. Other than that we had a ball and are planning to go agian later in the year. See you on the water and be safe.