Went channel cat fishing in the south bay of champlain today. Caught four small channels on chicken liver. As my son was reeling in a bass grabbed his shad head that he was fishing with. The nasty thing weighed 5 lbs. It happened to him twice, the second one weighed 2 lbs. I had caught a bluegill, and dropped it when i was taking it off the hook. It no sooner hit the ground than a water snake shot out of a hole and grabbed it by the head. Scared the crappp out of me. That snake tried for 10 min. to swallow that fish, but couldnt get further than the head. Once he realized he couldnt swallow it, he released it and spent the next half hr. just starring at me, It was like he was waiting for another fish. Kinda freaked me out. So that was my day ,how was yours?