Hey everybody, I just wanted to tell you all about our night last friday. I wanted to post this thread yesterday but I was at work all day on duty so here goes...My oldest son, my fishing buddy and myself took some new folks out with us to a local canal and introduced them to catfishing. We started the evening out with my son showing everyone how to catch blue gill. You all should have seen him, made me very proud:big_smile: ! After we got some gills we moved down the canal next to a spill way and set up for the night. After sitting there for what seemed like hours, just chatting and drinking some beers, our new guests were way past restless and wanted to see some action and, as if on cue, one of my poles almost got snatched into the water. I ended up pulling in my first flathead of the year! After I pulled that one in, my other pole took a hit but by the time I got to it the line was broken. Stupid me, I left the drag all the way on:roll_eyes: ... One of the new guys got a hit also but the fish ran for some brush and tangled him up. Now he's hooked on catfishing too:big_smile: ! All the hits came on cut blue gill. I took some pics. Hope they can be downloaded right.