Took my fiancee's 9 year old son Daniel fishing at Griggs reservoir tonight and he outfished me again. He caught a nice 25" 5 1/2 lb channel. I did have to do a little reeling for him when it got close to the big rocks near the bank (he lost one in the rocks earlier this week that had to have been at least 10 lbs) because it was on his litttle "bait" rig. Nothing like fighting a decent cat on a 5' light rod with no drag then having to net him with one arm on the pole and one on the net while balancing on a mossy rock! Almost fell in. The boy was thrilled that this one didn't get away! And thanks again to JerryB. Those rod holders he picked up for us have saved the kid from losing any more combos.