So far this year I have only caught 2 channels, and not even big channels, just small resevoir cats. I dont know whats going on I have sat and watched my buddies in my boat catch fish but nothing for me. So tonight I head out to try my luck again and I am getting alot of hits but I am so excited when my bobber actually goes under that I jump all over it like a fat kid on a free cake and there is no fish. Within the first hour I was out I miss out on 7 hits because of my over anxious hook setting issue. But for a happy ending I did catch 5 chanels once I finally settled down and gave them a chance to actually take the bait. Nothing of size or picture worthy, the largest being 5 pounds. But I guess the moral of this story is, When you have been through a dry spell don't get to excited when you finally get a hit, Patience is always the key.