Well I installed the rod holders yesterday, and took the boat out for a slime trip. Everything imaginable went wrong and not fish! :confused2: 1st - I didn't get on the water until 7 p.m. and spent 4 hours trying to find bait fish along the barges (below Alton Dam). Finally, I decided to leave and I ran into a guy who got me on some bait fish near the dam. So, now it's 12:30 am. 2nd - I decide to go fish. I throw the anchor, and do not like the location. So, I try proceed to pick up anchor. Long story short, the anchor line gets rapped around the propeller. I was chittin my pants - but didn't panic and remained cool. Also, the boat was flipped around, the transom was facing upstream. What I did, was idle to fast to pick up the anchor. Anyway, I thought things through and fixed the potential major problem! And, I saved the anchor. How right? I won't go into detail, but I can say this, thank goodness for the swim platform on the back of boat!! Or, I could of been a statistic. oooh: (and to think, I was going to purchase a second anchor as a back up! - but was in a hurry!) Only one time it takes to let your guard down! I will be purchasing a second anchor TONIGHT! (If I cut the anchor line, then no anchor, and what if the propeller was locked from the line being wrappend around the propeller? Then I have nothing, no motor or 2nd anchor? I know, it was a situation!) 3rd. Only one bite! At 4:30 am. (yes, I like to stay out all night) 4th. A lot of junk in the water right now, logs, etc... 5th. I get back to the dock at 6:30 a.m. AND guess what? (ramp below Alton Dam) The water is lower than when I put the boat in the water 10 hours earlier! oooh: Now I was panicking! LOL. :big_smile: WTF! Mud up to my shins! And, the ramp was mud, almost to my knees! I backed the truck down and the muddy ruts were halfway up my wheels! No joke. I thought I'd never pull it out! JUST enough water to cover my trailer tires and get the boat on....AND Yes, I was in the water, wet, etc.... ridiculous! I engaged 4x4 and at first it didn't move! Then I began a series of rockiing the boat back and forth and I pulled it out! I kid u not, if you saw what I pulled out of, you would never think it could be done, seriously! I was panicking. When I had my old boat, that was on of the worst ramps, and I don't know why I went there. But, I like that area! So, after all that, u'd think I was ready to throw in the towel, right! Nope! Who wants to go fishing tomorrow afternoon / night! :big_smile: I am ready to get back out there! lol. Where is everyone getting bait?