While drifting today I saw the tell tale tick, tick of a perch. Took rod out of holder and waited for one more tick. No tick so I just pulled back on the rod and WHAM. Poll bent in half. Boated a almost 20" smallie. But when it was all said and done, after I took the bass off the hook, I found That a perch was on and the bass hit it when I pulled back on the rod. That was pretty cool. Released the smallie. .