Well I finally got a day and a half off of work so I had to go fishing. I decided I wanted to fish the Salamonie spillway so the girlfriend and I drove up last night and fished for about an hour or so before the lightning ran us off. When we got there we couldn't even find a place to fish. The place was packed with people and five gallon buckets full of what I call bait (you all can put two and two together if you have ever been there). Well we started fishing right where the concrete and the rip rap meet. Right below the steps where the slack water and the current meet. I was using crawlers and cut shad. We caught 5 drum within an hour on nightcrawlers. Could have caught more but I was using #5 circle hooks and the drum where small (less than 1ft). So as we are watching the storm approach my rod which I had stuck in between some rocks doubles over and slams into the water. At first I thought it was another fisherman who had throw over me. But as I grabbed the pole I new I had a big one on. I was using cut shad so I thought it may be a big flatty but after 10 minutes the monster surfaced. A 4ft paddlefish!!! We tried to bring it into the slackwater on the side but as I did it broke off when I got it close to the bank. Worst thing was my girlfiend had the camera out and didn't snap a pic before I broke it off. I can't complain, we got a good look at it and it was the first one I have ever caught. It also had two lampreys on it. I didn't get a good look at them but they appeared to be either chestnut or silver lampreys (both native, parasitic, and rare). So after all that said no catfish!!!! Maybe next time.