Went out with three of my cousins today and we hand a blast. I was expecting to catch a bunch of stripers and only would up catching three - one monster and two smaller ones. I didn't expect it to be such a productive day for smallies. I caught 5 smallies, including my personal best 17" 3 pound (approx. because I had a shitty hand scale that showed 3 1/4 so I erred to the downside). I also caught 2 LM, a chunky 18" and a modest 13". Oh yeah, and a few smaller channels. We couldn't keep 'em off the livers. No blues, unfortunately. I had pole out at all times for blues and didn't even get a nibble. Had a pesky bluegill on a liver which was humanely killed and used as cutbait. One of my cousins was absolutely killing stipers on livers, but I easily missed a dozen hits. I didn't realize that I was using way too much liver until later on in the day, while he was using smaller pieces and threading them through a bunch of times. Overall, my hookup percentage was upsetting because I easily could have limited out on stipers and added a few more black bass. :? More pics upcoming.