I was invited over to a friends to visit and fish. We fished from shore using small jig heads with pink twister tails and another soft plastic with a red minnow body and a short, flat chartruese tail under bobbers. I released the first 10 gills then decided otherwise. I ended up with a dozen nice gills ranging from 6 1/2 to 9 1/2 inches. I also released 5 or 6 bass ranging from 12-15 inches.
The fillet knife is at the 12 inch mark on the tape measure.