Departed from my dock at 7:15 AM and headed for Mtn. Creek (between RR bridge and Hwy. 150), water temp was 57 degrees and water was stained. Wind was out of the West at 5 to 10. Bait of choice was vacuum sealed white perch. Plenty of natural bait laying on the bottom. Within 15 minutes there was a tap tap and then a smack-down. The fish was pulling drag from the get go. It went from the center rear to the left rear side of the boat. It came up and wallowed and back down pulling drag. I managed to get some line in and then it was all over. It was just holding the bait and there was no hook connection. Ended up with a 12 and an 18 pounder, both blues. I had some other tugs put no connections. Back home at 10:45 AM.