Since I didn't go racing, I decided to hit Milford today. Had to go by myself since my buddy had his girls this weekend and Larry had a birthday party for his grandkids. I put in at Wakefield and headed across the lake to Timber creek to look for some shad. I got a couple 11" shad and decided to drift from Timber creek ramp up to the causeway. Didn't have any luck so I headed over to Pelican point. People have been doing pretty good there lately so I gave it a try. After about an hour I gave up on that spot and headed to my honey hole. I put 2 poles out with shad and one out with nightcralwer. I like doing this if the bite is slow to catch carp or drum while I wait. After about an hour there one pole with shad gets a good hit and I set the hook and reel in a 4lb blue. He didn't get my bait so I rehook it and throw back out. About 15 minutes goes by and I get another good hit. I set the hook and reel in another 4lb blue. Still didn't get the bait off my hook so I throw it back out. This time not 2 minutes pass and the pole doubles over and starts peeling drag. I get the pole out of the holder and I can tell instantly that this is a good fish. When he stops peeling drag, I pull and he doesn't budge. He makes another run and peels off more drag. When he stops I get him coming my way. He gets half way to the boat and decides that is not a good idea and peels more drag. He does this 3 more times before I get him to the boat. Once to the boat he make a couple small runs. I still haven't got a look at him yet to see how big he is. When he turns to dive again I notice the swirl in the water his tail made was a long way from where my line was. This is a nice fish. He finally comes up and it is all I can do to get him in the net. I get him in the boat and put the scale on the dip net. Weighs in at #42. The dip net weighs #2 so he is #40! He had the biggest gut I have ever seen on a fish. A real fatty. The last picture is of the big guy being released to be caught another day.