My wife and I sort of fished Lakes Marion and Moultrie, in SC, last week. The weather did not cooperate. The first day it rained, and rained and rained, over 3" of rain. It was cold. Instead of the normal 75 it was 40. The second day, cold and high winds. This time of year the cats should been in 4' to 10' of water, nothing there. Every mark on the sonar was between 15' and 25'. There was a heavy thermocline at 6'. FINALLY on Wednesday we got a nice day. Light NE wind. I set up the boat to fish just off the channel, right on a drop off that fell off steeply from 6' to 25' with the current running into the drop off. The surface temps had come up from 59 the day before to 67. It worked, mostly as planned. I had a heavy rod out, with cut bait, 30# leader, 5/0 hook for big fish. I had out a light rod, 30# Power Pro main line with a 15# PLine Floroclear leader. I had a size one hook, with a "sandwich" for bait. The "sandwich" consisted of a night crawler and a Berkley Alive Gulp black 5" leach. Naturally, the fish hit the "small bait", on the "small rod". It was a battle, the net, was WAY too small for the fish, but, after several failed attempts I was able to guide the fish into the net and my wife was able to lift it high enough to fold the fish into the net. It was too heavy for her to lift into the boat, so I put the rod back into the rod holder and brought the fish into the boat. The hook broke as I was taking it out. After picture taking I released the fish.