ok, so Josh and I fished the King kat at Crystal City, slow day to say the least, after more than half of the day gone Josh and i decided to head up to the dam, current was rolling but we thought what the hell, aint catching anything else so go big or go home, so we get up there and set up, after about 15 minutes of setting and getting pounded by the wakes from the current, we notice our lines which were straight out are no longer out straight any more, so our anchor is not longer holding so we are reeling in our lines, I get my first line in, and all of the sudden , my middle pole is bent over, snagged, and before i can grab it it snaps josh;s rod holder off and down into the drink she goes....needless to say I have a few choice words, there goes 150 bucks. so after reeling in my other pole I start to retrieve my anchor which has 100 ft of rope out. Now you can ask Nanner, this is no small anchor, and frankly I am very surprised that it stopped holding, so I start to retrieve the anchor, after about 7 minutes I see the chain, then the problem appears. This is a homemade anchor, and it is designed that if snagged I can break off a heavy duty zip tie and pull it out backwards. Gets all the up and down broke the zip tie and we started draggin the thing backwards. So Here I am pullin this thing in the boat and I notice some bright yellow string wrapped around the anchor..............somehow I snagged my line to the downed pole with my cnchor and now I got my rod and reel back THANK YOU GOD....oh that was the only thing I caught all day, witht eh exception of the next hole we were fishing I caught a barge cable which adds a lot of weight to the anchor, I had to have Josh come up and help me pull the thing in, I did think I was gonna ever get it in. Oh well, still has a good day when i finally got my rod (that went overboard) in the boat, all of the sudden we hear a barge holler at us over his PA system asking if we were planning on driving right in front of him, guess in all of the excitment we drifted over in front of the locks and a barge was coming out as we drifted over. lol, so we ended up with one flathead about 10 lbs, that was our only bite of the day.:embarassed: and after all that excitement and workouts , we decided to let mr. flathead go and just head home as we didnt feel like driving an hour to weigh in ten lbs.