Well after opening some presents and enjoying christmas day I decided to take my dad fishing, who is visiting from Illinois. We went up to the neuse with some eels and parked in about 12' of water. He caught a couple small blues and some bowfin. After about 30 minutes the baitrunner peeled out line like crazy. He ended up catching a 35lb blue and he said it was the best christmas present he got in a long time. Not a monster fish to me but to him it was huge since he is from up north. Spending time fishing on christmas was pretty fun considering we were only on the river 2 hrs, the best part was seeing the smiles on his face, and the fish swimming away. I will post a picture of the fish soon.