Had one of those days that everyone needs every now and again and we needed for sure. Got skunked by my wife on Claytor Lake in Virginia, even though she ultimately landed only 1 channel but the big event of the day was when we pulled up on a log jam to do a little cat fishing, after trolling buck tails jigs for stripers for about an hour with no luck and I loaded her a big ole Gamma circle hook with 4-5 huge Catawba worms and a 2 oz bank sinker and said go ahead and pick where you want to cast it! Well she said I think I will just drop it straight off the edge of the boat which she did, in about 9 foot of water which dropped off into about a 50 foot channel within a few feet from her. Next thing I see is her rod bending way past double as she pick it up out of the rod holder to try to reel in the fish it made another big run bending the pole even more and there she was, holding on for dear life trying not to lose the pole to the fish. It was perfect! Both of us have been through more stress lately than we would ever wish on our worst enemy and suddenly, their it was a big smile on her face that soon turned to that ole my God what do I do now look, cause I think the fish was bigger than she because it actually lifted her an inch or two off of her seat as literally had a white knuckle grip with both hands around the pole about a foot above reel reel. We do a lot of striper fishing together in the spring but this was the first opportunity that I had to see her surprised by something really big hitting her pole. It was wonderful, yet short lived as the fish just kept going and the line snapped like a 22 going off. You should have seen that fish my wife almost caught! Was it a channel? Was it a flat? I dont know but I was sure glad that I was there to see her almost catch that big fish!