well yall, i decided to take the boat out sat. for an all-nighter. it was a picture perfect afternoon, followed by a clear starry night. i had planned on catching a few eaters for the fryin' pan and then trying to find some worth doing battle with. i think the water was a lil muddier than usual, but other than that everything seemed just right. i cought a few late in the afternoon between 5 and 2#s. so i started changin my baits. i put a live bream on one rod a couple of finger size shad on another and a big ol wad of beef liver on my last one. thats about the time the bite shut off as far as i could tell. it was still nice to be out on the alabama river just me the hoot owls and a few cold ones. after an entire night of changin spots and baits and strategies, i decided to find a shady spot somewhere and take a nap. to my unpleasant surprise i woke up at around 1 in the afternoon with my first sunburn of the year. WOO! HOO! i moved back to the shade and put a few more small ( 2-3 #) fish in the ice chest and headed home. i know it doesnt sound that exciting but it was a great time for me that i thought i would share. maybe next time i can pick a fight with a big boy. j.d.