Howdy fellas. I live in Missouri, but am coming down to fish the Cumberland near the steam plant either tuesday or wednesday. Here's "the rest of the story"... My dad was pronounced terminal with cancer in Feb. He's only 63. We are the best of friends. Anyhow... there's nothin I want more than to put him on a monster blue. His best to date weighed 40lb. Nothin to sneeze at, but, I know he wants a really big one. My uncle Jack lives in Henry, TN and fishes the Cumberland alot, so he's gonna try to put us on some bigguns. My question to all of you is: in case we don't stumble onto some fish early, can you all give me some patterns to try. I believe Jack fishes a couple of spots with deep ledges. I just really want to keep from putting all of our eggs in one basket. We really only have one shot at this, since dad doesn't have the energy to stay away from home for more than a couple of days. We'll have a good time whether we catch any fish or not, but one biggun for him would sure put the icing on the cake. Thanks for reading!