I would have liked to have seen a 52 lber yesterday. Great fish!! Demetrius and I had an interesting day on the water yesterday. It was one of those days where things kind of started off where you wondered if it was going to be "one of those days!!" After anchoring on a revetment bank and fishing for 20 minutes, I noticed all of a sudden that we were drifting (and fast too!). I jumped up to the front to do something with the anchor. Well ... there was no anchor, the line was broken! Now I know some of my anchor rope didn't look that great but I didn't expect a broken rope! So we are hurrying to get our lines in and I'm also trying to start the motor. One of my poles was hung up and as I'm pulling on it, it snaps in half :crying: I couldn't believe it! So we are down to about 60 feet of rope and some of it is a little questionable also but I sure wasn't going in! I tie up my "new" anchor that I built a month or so ago. We fish a couple spots and as Demetrius is pulling up from this spot, the line breaks again. I can't remember if it was before or after the 2nd anchor mishap but Demetrius got a great hit, picked up the rod, set the hook and started reeling. All of a sudden, his reel falls off! So his pole is bent over and I'm trying to help him get the reel back onto the seat. Ends up his NEW Surge rod had a busted reel seat! To make matters worse, the fish got off and he was hung up. Aside from that it was windy (very) and cold but we persevered. We fished the rest of the day with a 25lb river anchor and about 40 feet of rope. It was the 1/4" variety too and not the easiest to pull in. I just knew we would lose the river anchor in the rocks but we managed to get by the rest of the day. We just had to find some spots a little shallower in which to anchor, LOL. On the good side though, I caught 15, 27, & 31 lbers. Demetrius had to settle for a <cough> <cough> 5 lb Channel at the end of the day, LOL. I had to remind him at the end of the day that it wasn't that long ago when he caught 178 lbs of fish (including a 47 lb Blue & a 52 lb Flatty) with me fishing next to him catching absolutely nothing!! LOL Anyway, we had a good day on the river. The north wind kept us from going up to the dikes but we got a little better feel for our revetment bank. By the way, 12 ounce sinkers were necessary for most of the spots we fished. We also got to scout out a few more flathead spots. I think we found a couple of good ones and I'm sure there's a flatty about 123 1/2 lbs in there somewhere, LOL!