i posted a few weeks back that i took my wife out on the mississippi river for her first time, it was very windy & ruff out there that day but she did get a few cats that day, as luck would have it my camera wasnt working. so no pics. well today the weather man said it was going to be in the 50s, so off we went. it was about 38 not 50s, but she tuffed it out. we went for a 5 mile boat ride found a spot & gave it a try. well now she has a PB. we fished about twenty min. when her out side pole went down hard. after a long fight i saw the the fish roll. i didnt know till then that it was that big, but she did get it to the boat and in the net. you should have seen her eyes when i pulled it up in the boat. it was only 39.8 pounds, ( beginners luck) all i got was 8 pounder. this time i did have the camera and she going to kill me for showing the pics. of her with all my foul weather gear on, but here they are.