I went out to my camp this evening (55 minute Pigdrive) to do some fireworks for my daughter's sleepover birthday party and decided to go out for a few casts. Caught three fish in about twenty minutes while a visiting boat fishing nearby sat and watched me, catching nothing themselves, then watched me motor back to my dock. I love doing that! Got this nice 17", 4 pound smallmouth. MAN, these guys are strong, almost like a saltwater fish. I thought I had hooked a 30" pike.