So, took the girls out again yesterday. Before we left I got the rods all ready so when we got there all I would have to do is bait the hooks and cast. Stopped and grabbed some wax worms (first time using them, worked well) and we were off. So I bait the 3 yr old's (Mackenzie) hook an drop it in for her, and get ready to bait the 8 yr old's (Kay-Cee). Not even thirty seconds later Mackenzie is reeling in and I see she's got some tension. :crazy: So, I just grab the line and pulll a little and, sure enouch she's got one already:big_smile:. So, I help her get it in, and, WOW, I have never seen a Gill that big in person. Of course I didn't have a camera with me, or a ruler, but I measured it compared to my hand and then compared to a ruler when I got home. This thing was at least 8 1/2 inches:tounge_out:. I was so proud and shocked! No luck after that, just lost our worms like crazy.:embarassed: But that first one made up for it. One question though, why do I always lose bait so easy? I could watch them swim up, grab it, and swim awayoooh:. The only thing I can figure is that maybe my hook was too big???? I used the smallest ones I had, but I know they make smaller. No clue what size they are, they came in a kit I bought for $10 at WalMart. They are the smallest size with metal jig heads. (Needed the extra weight) Oh yeah, they aren't barbed, guess that matters too?