Went on the Potomac for the first time Saturday night. Tried to find a spot to catch perch but caught a nice eel to start. Decided to cut him up right there and start fishing for cats and perch at the same time. About 10 minutes later, I caught a little 10 pound catfish followed shortly by a 3 foot long gar. Moved a little down river and finally got into a bunch of perch. Moved about 100 ft and dropped a few overboard. After 20 minutes one of my rods started to bend and line stripped off. After a good fight, I finally landed a nice 30 pound kitty. Wind couldn't decide to blow or not all night. Made for night running on an unfarmiliar river a long trip. I finally used a sabiki rig for the first time. Caught perch 3, 4 and even 5 at a time! I WILL be using that again! Ended up catching 2 more 10 pound catfish and called it a night.