The weatherhad turned nice in TN after the first real snow of the year. It had been a hectic few days with the dorms heater trying to burn and the temps dropping, but it warmed up yesterday morning but before I could go it pured down rain. Today it got up to 65 so I was going to go after I finished coaching the middle school wrestlers for their daily practice. As I walked into the school it began to rain and thunder and wind followed. We practiced a little longer so that it would pass and I could fish. When I came out it was nice so I went straight to the pond by the school. I caught some shad and threw them out, after about 30 minutes I baited up the last big rod and casted it out to a spot I had hooked a big blue last year. No sooner had I put th erod down I had a big bite, after a short fight I was holding a 18.8 lb Blue cat, a new PB for myself and also set the bar high for the rest of the year. I love it being 65 this early in the year, it is 60 right now at 7:30. I will probably go out the next few days again.