Had a really good day Below Mel Price yesterday fishing alone. It has become my favorite place to go as of late.:big_smile: I suppose all good fish stories should start with the one that got away.:wink: I am now the proud owner of one Broken Driftmaster (emphasis added).:angry: Luckily I was standing next to the rod rack when the freight train hit. This rod was set up straight down under the boat. That pole was slammed and the driftmaster broke off and I was left with my pole dangling straight down in the water. Luckily, (if you can call it that), my 50 lb leader was broken right in the middle or I would have lost it all. It all happened in a split second, I was left in shambles mumbling about the obviously record fish I had missed! LOL:smile2::smile2::smile2: Note to Darryl1: Loosen up on drag a little bit. Anyway, caught a 6, 12, 15, 17, 18, 19, 24, and an ALMOST NEW PB 55 pounder. Met a new BOCCER, Dan (ferrari79) and his dad. Dan came on board and took the pics. Everyone knows I always include the CPR pic and again I have some but......... Don't crucify me here folks, we tried everything to revive the big one and she just wasn't swimming right. Let her go once and she just kind of stayed on top not going anywhere, we retrieved her and burped her some more, then spent at least the next half hour swishing her back and forth through the water to get some oxygen to her gills. I don't know what went wrong, I really don't. I felt bad for that fish but I finally gave up and stuck her in the livewell. So a bad ending to a great day. She was the last fish of the day. So...... share in my joy or slaughter me for losing one, I already know this is a tough crowd. Oh....... Asian carp fillets seemed best, but when I ran out, they hit on cut shad.