Paydirt!!!!! Finally caught a good'un on the Mississippi. Cuz, Darryl, and the "Professor" (aka River Rat) had me all fired up with there recent catches. I'm a bit delirious still, but wanted to wait and share once I got the pics. It was all I could do not type something last night. Anyway, anchored off a ledge in 31 feet of water, he/ she hit on Asian fillet. Since I haven't caught many, I wasn't sure as to the size -- but I knew it was significantly bigger than another we had caught moments earlier that we estimated to be about 20lbs. It was already a good night as far as we were concerned, but this fish was different from the start. Took most of my line and we decided to disengage from the anchor and the drift was on. 30 agonizing minutes later we brought her aboard. Immediately went to the boat ramp below the Alton Dam to take a few pictures. If you were within 10 miles of that location I suspect you heard the whooping and hollering. The best part of the story is she was only out of the water for the couple of minutes it took to get to the boat ramp and snap six pics. No CPR required as she took off immediately when I turned her around in the water. That was pretty surreal. I'm not sure to the weight as I don't have any scales, but I do know it measured right at 49 inches +/-1 inch. All in all we caught 4 fish from 7-11 (about 2.5 hours of actual fishing time). 2 were in the twenties, 1 was less than 5lbs, and I have no clue about the one in the picture. All were caught on asian carp fillets in water 30-50 feet deep.