I should start this off by telling U my son has been fishing regularly since he was 5 and catches many bass up to 4lbs and has caught quite a few pike, the largest about 23 inches. We were fishing off the North Channel sunday afternoon. I was casting around a 1oz daredevil (yellow 5 of diamonds), when I saw a nice bass in the shallows. I put down the big pole and grabbed a smaller pole and put a rubber worm on to try and catch it. Well my son picked up the big pole and started casting. On his 3rd cast I heard a loud splash and the unmistakable sound of a fish jumping out of the water. I turned around a saw the splash, then looked at him and saw the pole bent over and him reeling with all he had. I could tell by the bend in the pole it was something nice, so I immediately reminded him not to let the line slack. The fish made 2 good runs in the current when he told me he couldnt hold the pole anymore. I grabbed the pole and told him to get the net. After another run I got the fish close enough to see it, boy did he get excited (me too) It took him awhile but he finally netted the fish. It only had one hook in it and was easy to get out. I had him take a couple pics and then released the fish and it took right off. I guesstimate the fish was 32-36" long. I have pics, tried to load them but says the file to big. I can email them to someone if they want to post them or tell me how to reduce the file or whatever I'm doing wrong. He already wants to go out this weekend and catch a bigger one.