Managed to get in the water for a little while this past Saturday. Only a couple of hours to let me son (age 9) catch a few stripe and some bream. Put one of his small bream on a 7/0 kahle hook and caught a personal best 7 lb channel. Caught a lot of bigger blues and some larger flatheads, but this one hit as hard as my largest fish. Actually wrapped me up after I set the hook. Handed the rod to my son while I pulled the anchors - had two out because there was no current and a good bit of wind. Ended up holding pressure on this fish for over 10 minutes until he finally came free. He was so exhausted that he just floated up when released. We ended up keeping him and ate him last night. yummy.