I woke up early on Thursday and headed out to a pond in a neighboring county to fish it with a friend of mine. It took us about an hour and a half to get there but it was worth it. We each managed to catch at least 10 largemouth throughout the day. I landed what was probably the biggest largemouth I have ever caught. It was around 18 inches and 2 pounds 6 oz. Now I hate to admit it but most of these fish were on a spinning rod. I know, I know....I cheated. This is one of the ponds I have been writing about. The over hang and ground cover make it near impossible to fish. That coupled with my lack of a sinking line to reach the fish is the reason why I have been turning to the spinning rod. I did manage to use the fly rod for a short bit. I landed a few bluegills and one largemouth. I had hooked another one of decent size but with my 4x tippett I was afraid to really set the hook and after a short battle he spit the hook out. Oh well.