Just thought I'd start a new thread and give Shanes Dad, and one real nice fish the respect they deserve. Great Fish, and Great Story. Glad you were able to be there with your Dad and watch him catch it. Here is Shanes Story.... "I've been skunked so many times during this high water it's been depressing. We've recently started doing better though. Now I'm afraid I won't know how to fish low water conditions whenever they DO come. My parents came down to visit this week and I took my Dad fishing on Friday. I made the mistake of telling him he could do all the "catching." Fishing is usually FUN whether I catch anything or not, however, we got way past the fun level and went right to the STRESS level. After 45 minutes, my Dad was at the "Spaghetti arm" stage and I felt like I was going to have a heart attack, LOL. I told my Dad halfway through the battle that if this fish was bigger than my biggest I was going to cut his line. I was kidding of course and was thrilled that we had the experience together, since we don't get to fish much together anymore. He weighed in at 71 lbs (compared to my biggest of 56 )." Looks like the Ol Man has got ya beat bad there Mr Shane. You better be hittin the river pretty hard. :lol: Thanks for sharing your story. Hope I'm not embarrassing you by making your dad's catch front page news. LOLOLOL Click below for Shanes Dad and his Fish.