Well we went out on Osage last night again hoping to see what we could do. I did not have high hopes with the temps so high the last few day. Got put in around 5:45 and was fishing by 7:15 after looking for some shad for what seemed for ever. I caught one 12inch one and then gave up and was just going to use the gills that we had with us. Went to my same hole that gave up the 23lb back in June. We sat there it 9:30 with not even a nibble. I decided to move some where we had never really tried. Set up there and it was the same thing for about 20 mins. I then got a 2lb to hit some S. Seven and then a few miniutes later missed one other nice one on the S. Seven. The entire time I still had the live gills out floating under Cat bobbers in the grass that runs around some of the banks there. We then decided to break out the shad and cut him up and see what we could do with it. I tossed one pole out with the shad head on up in a cove so the water would move it up to the grass area. Well around 11:40ish I look over and the Cat boober goes shooting off and then it is now were to be seen. After chasing him aound the boat 2 times and having some close calls with the anchor rope he started to come to the top. That plan changed real quick when he saw the light he took off like a lighten bolt. I finally got him played out and we got him to the boat then one of my other poles went down and so did one of the old man poles. After weighing him several time and having the old man do the same and the Coffey scale read the same. We just stood there with out words. Only thing that we kept saying was 32.3Lb Oh Sh*!. So close to the State Record. I think that after looking at him and how beat up he was and then how skinny his gut looked that If I would had caught him before spawn he might had beat the state record. Oh well one will never know. Well we might one day since he is back in the lake swimming. I hope to meet him again when he gets his weight back on. Oh yea the others that we caught with him were a 4lb and a 7.6lb. PS. I tried smiling JJ PSS. It was a steam bath on the lake last night not hot just steam rolling off the water when the sun went down. Kept you moist all night and made for a fun trip back to the boat ramp in all the steam.