was cleaning fish friday afternoon and the wife says those magic words "I want to go fishing next time". Well we had conflicts saturday, so today was the day. and a great day to be out it was. light winds, full sun, and comfortable temps. went to perry, and put in at old town and quickly found some shad. also caught some 5-6 pound carp on a couple throws. We then headed north to the sticks. fished for 2 hours without catching any, and then about 9:30, things started happening. I caught a nice 3 pounder, and then had a small gar hit and was watching it flop in the boat when I saw her pole double over. I said very calmly, "you might want to get that pole". Cheryl picks it up and says, "get the net". I drop the gar, as I see the fish break water. A few minutes and we have the fish at the boat and in the net. Turned out to be a nice 6 pounder, her PB. we only caught 7 fish, but was a great day and she was glad to be along.