Went out on Marion Friday night. Had to go by my lonesome cause everyone bailed out at the last minute. Tough to do that type of fishing alone. HAd to try to set two anchors by myself which was impossible with a steady 12-15 souteast and a two foot chop. Anyhoo finally put both anchors out front and got them to hold but it was very bouncy especially with my fat rear fishing out of the back. Caught one 5 pounder off the bat then got broke off four consecutive times by average fish. Finally I hooked the biggest soft shell turtle and he broke me at the boat so I got perturbed and went to the cabin. The next morning I went to investigate and saw my problem. I have been doing alot of fishing lately and with the use most of my rigs had many scuffs and frays around the terminal end. Didn't pay any attention when loading but I will surely re-rig it all now. Wasted a decent night. I'll also-- say that it sucks to fish by yourself evem with a good cold beer after a day of work. Check your gear boys. Even the smallest frray can lose a fish. Santee is hot now. At night in 7 to 10 the blues are killing the threadfins. Wish I could go tonight. Water temp was 79 and will probably drop a bit this week. Big storm last night brought probably and inch or more of rain. Water had dropped a bit but that rain will bring it back up some. Now is the time fellas.