I had a break in the schedule last week (ok I booked a trip) and went to the famous Lockport, Manitoba for channels. I had not actually went fishing myself in about a month so I was like an addict needing a fix going into our departure. We arrived five hours early (nothing like skipping work to get on the road) and decided to get a couple hours in the first evening. On the second spot I hit a high teen channel on a bobber in 2 feet of water. The evening was nice but not gangbusters. The next day our adventure really took off. We only fished daylight hours so we may have missed some magic fishing but still managed another two and a half days of wrestling with these creatures. All told our boat landed about 80 cats with probably an 18 pound average. I know we had at least 5 flirting with 30 pounds but none over. Here is the one and only photo I took of the trip. This fish was 28.4 pounds, my largest this year.