Today, I went out after work around 5:30. I missed the first big strike, had him on then it just went limp. Felt big, but who knows. Later on, after a long time w/o bites, I got another one. It was about 8 pm. As I was reeling that one in, my Abu baitcaster started screaming about 20 yards away. Now I had a tough decision to make, do I reel in what feels to be a good one, or do I go for the other rod that had a live bluegill for big cats. I stuck with the rod I had and it turned out to be an 18lb channel cat. The other fish was off by the time I got to it. Later around 10 I brought in an 8lb flathead, and that was it for the night. All in all not too bad.