My dad and I were fishing our families property on a 50 acre residential lake in Brown County lastnight and this morning. Got there around 7:30 and caught about a dozen bluegills for the night. Got my big lines thrown out with bluegills/sunfish on them. Well I had my ultralight baited up with a nightcrawler on a 2/0 hook and I threw it no more then 10 feet out of this seawall and I was setting it down on the seawall and next thing I know my line is getting a solid tug, hasen't even been in the water for more then a minute. I set the hook and felt a beast on the other end. After 15 minutes of fighting this fish on 8lb test, I get him up next to the dock and we net a 16lb channel with a huge gut. I got pictures of our fish caught on this trip, but they probably won't get developed for a while. Well, I've found a bit of a honey hole so I throw one line right out there with a bluegill on it, 30 minutes later the rod is bent way over and my dad grabs it (we were hoping this would be the big fish for his Bday), but after a fair fight we land a 7lb flathead. Rebaited and threw out, this time we are getting a lot of small hits and he takes it and sets the hook, something HUGE is on. We soon pull up a giant softshell turtle with a shell thats probably 24" in diameter. That was about it for the night except for some smaller stuff, but this morning I go right back out to my honey hole and throw another bluegill out there. After about 15 minutes a nice fish hooks itself, another really great fight, but this time I'm using my cat rod with 30lb test on it. Turns out to be a 14lb channel cat, about the same length as the one from the night before, but didn't have quite the girth of my biggest one ever! I was hoping to get my first flattie of the year (yeah I'm still waiting), but that PB channel made the trip all that worth it, and to see my dad so happy on his Bday was worth it too. Well, tomorrow morning I'm headed up to the Fox River in Illinios for a few days and hopefully I can get my first flattie of the year up there. Tight lines everybody!