Today I had as my guest Ms Jackie Russell, who got a little antsy on me in the beginning, put calm down a tad when I got a fish in the boat. I went out to get cats for supper and did not take any bait with me. I gambled that I could find some white perch, which I did and we went trolling for cats. Water surface temp. was 86.9 degrees and I had just a tad of wind out of the North. White perch strips again was the bait of choice by the cats. I left my dock at 7 AM and was back a little before 9 AM. Caught three Ark. Blues (4, 5.5 and 6#) and kept and cleaned same for supper. I had two major strikes and got neither in the boat. The first one was on a perch head and he took the head and the hook. My knot came loose (shame on me). The second one was one heck of a pole bender and this time the hook turned into the perch head.