Took a trip down to the lower St. Francis river yesterday, 5/30/06 and fished with my good friend and fishing partner Bob Zielenski. We launch below Huxtable pumping station around 6:15 am. We left the river at 5:15 pm. Total catch was 28 head of fish. Most of the 28 were Blues. We did catch a smattering of Channel as well. Nothing big to report. Largest of the day was about 12lbs. We didn't weigh any of them and didn't take any pics for some reason. We had a good day and enjoyed the fishing. The river is falling and in pretty good shape. All fish were caught on cut skipjack. Bob did hook into one large fish on a head and fought the fish for about two minutes. Then the line just went slack. He was using a smallish circle hook (5/0) I think and the head was a large one. We figured the fish just didn't get hooked good and may not have been hooked at all. He was kicking himself for not using a larger hook. The sad thing is he had larger circle hooks in his box and his other rod was rigged with the larger hook (8/0). Most of our fish probably averaged around 4lbs yesterday. We only had two or three fish in the 1 to 1 1/2 pound range. When we finished with the fillet knife, we had three gallon zip-lock bags full of fillets. We had a blast and the fishing was good.