Took a couple days off work to come down and fish and unwind. The trip got off to a terrible start with tough bait, high winds, and no fish. I also lost my gill net. I set it on a flat, and drifted downriver as I setup my poles. When I came back to get it, it was gone. I trolled some rods behind my boat trying to snag it for about an hour, but no luck. JWFish (Jerry) was kind enough to get me extra bait in the mornings. With the high winds nearly every day, it took away alot of spots I normally fish. It was a continuous game of hide-and-seek with the wind. Tuesday was so windy, I didn't fish at all and went shopping instead at BPS, Greentops, and Boaters World. Got back on the river this morning (Wed) armed with a dozen fresh cutters and it was ON! I started off in a new hole with a 21, then a 26, then one of my rods slowly bent over and the fish was running sideways. So I had to weave my pole over and under the other poles and got him to the side of the boat. After a great fight consisting of some drag peeling runs and alot of hooting and hollering on my part, I boated a new PB bluecat of 52 lbs! I hit a few more spots throughout the day, and managed two more 40 lbers and a 20. I also had the privilege of fighting a fish today for nearly 30 minutes before it broke me off on the structure it was holding in. I'm still kind of sick about it. It would have easily beat the 52. Final tally for the trip: 52,40,40,30,30,26,22,21,20,14,13,8,5,3,3 Just when you think the James has you beaten and gonna send you home with your tail between your legs, it has a way of spoiling you so you just HAVE to come back again soon. I had a great trip and cant wait to do it again. Pic1 is my 52#. Pic2 is my first 40# and Pic3 is my second 40#.