Arrival at 12:30. Wind was nominal , with a water temp estimated at 48. Baits were shad , menhaden , and livers. Ended up getting 12 strikes but no hookups. This leads me to hypothesize that mono with circles is a bad combination. Even when it seemed the rods were going to break , the fish somehow got off!! I was getting a bit peeved at this point. Preparing to leave , the big rod sustains a massive strike. Adrenalin depleted , I stood next to the rod for about 10 seconds to ascertain a positive lock. I managed to land an 8 pound blue on the shad!! So all was not lost....until I got back to the car. As it stands , this will be the last trip for at least a month until repairs are complete with my car. At least my freezer is chock full of food!!