i thought i would share a fishing story with yal. well i got hooked on catfishing a few years before my dad did and we always fish together at santee. well the method i learned at santee was drifting. so i go get me four rod and reels to catfish with. so one day my dad ask if i want to go to santee and i said yes. so im thinking catfishing and hes thinking bass. he like to drift for bass at santee with rubber worms and i thought well he drift for them and i will drift for catfish. so i get my stuff together and head to his house. i get there he said did you bring me a catfishing rod? i laughed and said i thought you was bass fishing. so i had to give him a hard time about him not having the right poles but i let him use two of mine after alot of picking back and forth. well get to santee and start fishing in the lower lake. he didnt have any rod holder so we are fishing under a little preasure. we made a long drift and had caught few catfish when i notice im getting a hit on one of rods and they it loads up and i set the hook. at the same time a hear my dad go in the water and all i see is this white rod going thru the water and dad it right behind it. he comes up and im thinking he must have a big one. he comes swimming back to the boat and i ve got this fish on but i offer to get the rod so he can get back in the boat. well he gets back in thinking hes got a fish on the his rod which was really my rod he was using. i wind my fish in to only see his line is tangled up in mine. well come to find out i was the one with the fish and his didnt have anything on it. so all i can figure is the fish hit mine when the two lines where just about to get hug on a stump and when i set the hook, well it jerked his in. so we get started getting everything back in order after i told him there was no way in haydees i would have jumped in for his rod...lol. he gets to looking for his nice bass rod and it was gone. dont know if he jumped in with it or dropped it in the process but its still gone to this day. i told him he done the right thing thou....lol.