I told my wife late last night I would take a vacation day so I could watch my soon to be 2yr old while she takes my soon to be 8 yr old daught to carowinds. Only if I could do some fishing. She agreed. So I choose early this morning since I have things to do this PM. I started about 4:30am and finished at 8am. Bait was cut up white perch from the freezer. The bite was slow, however the quality of fish was good. I had 3 fish in the 7-11 pound range and several eaters. The bite didn't start until sun up. About 6:30 I landed my PB blue at 27 pounds. Most fish was caught in the main channel of the lake to the best of my knowledge (~20-30ft). Depth finder still not working. I told my wife about mid July this was going to be the year to break the 26 pound record I have been sitting on since May 2003. I was really thinking 30+, but got to start some where.