...to Wateree river. Time to put this youngin on a big fish. I wanted him begging me to take the rod from him. Didn't work out that way. Bait was pretty easy to find. Was in my brother-in-law's boat - had no fish finder/depth finder. Don't know what the water temp was. We tried several different spots, from a mile & 1/2 to 2 miles below I-20. Small stripers were everywhere. His first hook-up was an 8-10 lb blue (we had no scales, just estimates.) In his second hook-up, he let the line hit the edge of the boat and cut him loose. He looked like a 10+ Blue. I didn't have anything with us but my cat rods and cat tackle, but I kept watching the stripers bust, and was thinking that he'd never caught a striper, either. So, I dug through my tackle box, found a big rebel. Must have taken it off one of my rods, then just thrown it in my cat box. Ever tried casting a rebel on a Penn with 30 lb mono? Doesn't work so well. Luckily, on the third cast, bam! - it hit, I handed him the rod, and he got himself a striper. We had a bunch of rain - my boy was a real trooper. I didn't have but one poncho in my tackle box. Guess who gets the poncho? Guess who gets wet? Due to being slack in the hind quarters, I'm just now getting around to posting this. He's really looking forward to having his catch posted on here. He was asking me if I was gonna post it as soon as he made the first catch.