I went fishing for the 1st time since ive been back last saturday. I took my daughter, my youngest son, and my daughters friend out to skidaway Island to the boatramp for a little night fishing on the dock. I really did'nt expect to catch much but was surprised when after being in the water for about 10 minutes I caught a small blacktip about 30 inches long. The boys each caught sharks a few inches longer than mine in short order. We started catching small whiting and putting them on the hook for bait in hopes that the big dads would come, and they did. The only problem was I had'nt changed my line in about 17 months and it was'nt up to the challenge. We all three hooked and fought some decent sharks but could'nt land anything over 40 inches due to our weak brittle line. Lesson learned. Don't go fishing after your gear has been sitting around for over a year without changing your line and ensuring you reels are in proper working order. Total shark caught under 40 inches, 34. Total shark or other large spieces hooked but not landed, 8. I'm going out again this Friday night with some friends in hopes of doing better. Wish me luck!