The big fish were bitting this morning on BAdin. I only caught 4 fish but they were pretty nice. I set up with 5 bottom rigs and two downlines off the bottom. Not long after setting up the downlines start clicking out. The first fish was 20lb flathead. The second was a whitecat. After rebaiting. I put them back out and a gaint blue hit. Right when i set the hook I knew I had a big one. he hit the smallest rod I had in the boat. A striper rod with 17lb line. I thought I hooked a 40lb flathead. he didn't fight like a blue. It was straight up and straight down. It took 35 min to get him in the boat. He came up to the surface and I didn't see him but he left a swirl 4' across. I finally seen him and had to break out the net. That blue weighted out at 63lbs. Man what a fish. Right after that I hooked another 20lb flat. If Catfishrus is around he might be able to post pictures. I wanted to get good pictures of me holding it up but I was the only person on the lake this morning when I caught the fish. I couldn't believe that for this time of year. Good mroing on the water. Water was at 57* down the lake and 54 up river. Tones of bait up river.