I had about an hour to burn Wednesday (70 degrees) between work and an evening staff meeting. We headed to a nearby lake to try to catch a few crappie. We were fishing one of the lake's 3 inlet streams, with crappie jigs and ultra-lites. My son's bobber went under and he yells, "dad I gotta big one!" I went over to help him out and to my surprise, he'd hooked into a 2lb. bass. I usually C&R bass, but he really wanted to bring it home to feed the family, so I went to the stringer with him. I no more then got the fish strung up when the boy started yelling again. "I got another big one dad, hurry! He's pulling me in!":smile2: I got back over to him and yanked the fish out when he got it near the shore. He caught another bass, but this one was 18" long and just shy of 4lbs. What a great start to the fishing season! I hope our luck follows us when we start trying to catch cats in a month or so! I'm trying to upload some pics, but I'm not having any luck. Probably not sized correctly or something. If I figure out how to post them I will do so later in the thread. Good luck to everyone and see ya at the gathering!