Well I heard last night the full moon was supposed to be the closest it's ever been to earth in recorded history. I don't know if that was true or not, but it seemed like a good excuse to leave my chores behind and go catfishing. I started about 2pm fishing behind the dam, around the locks, and about everywhere else with 500 yards of the dam, nothing. About 4pm these guys in a pontoon that I'd been watching race up to the dam and drift down over and over had there starter die on them and were at the mercy of the current with all the generators fired up. They drifted down and nearly slammed into that fishing pier. I took some time to help them out and get them back to the boat launch. They showed me some small channels and a striper they'd caught on chicken liver. The striper came as a surprise to me. Anyway, they gave me some of the liver and told me to try it. I went back to the dam and immediately caught to small channels, although they look almost like yellow bullheads with the small mouths, but they got the spots of a channel. I'm not really sure what they are. See the first attachment. Anyway, I spent about another hour and a half without another nibble. I kept watching the skipjack jumping around me and thought, well what the heck I'll catch one of these and try it again, even though I'd never caught anything on skipjack. So I caught me one skipjack and cut'em up. At 8pm when that big full moon had just come up above the wall of the dam this big ole blue (second and third attachments) grabbed on and my reel started singing. He took me straight into a bunch of rocks and I thought he was history. Somehow I was able to unlodge him and he headed straight the other direction out into open water where I able to land him in about 5-7 minutes. As you can see, I brought this one home. He was my first blue, and I was out alone with no camera, so I think I'm entitled to this one :wink: Oh yeah, 25.25lbs, 39.75".