Well everyone, today I finally managed to go catting around here! My buddy and I ended our fishing trip to Cumberland short (not a fan of reservoir fishing, and we didn't have a means to catch/keep the large shad for striper fishing) yesterday. Last night I cleaned up the boat and went out and caught about a dozen 5"-8" shad in about 30 min. Tried to wake up at 7:00am but somehow slept through the constant alarm until 8:45. By 10am I was on the water in my kayak and at my favorite spot. Within 4 hours I caught 1 shovel (my guess is around 17lbs) and 5 channels.. the largest being too large for me to hold with one hand to photograph and probably over 13lbs. The smallest was still quite large.. no dinks today! (I wear a size 12 shoe so you can kind of judge the size) It was a great day! Several times I had double runs, missed a few but that's life. I dozed off for a few to wake up to the sound of oncoming downpour. I quickly threw on my Goretex socks, and Frog-tog suit and managed to only be semi drenched by the time I paddled a mile back down river. Regardless of how the weather changed, it was a great fishing day!