My opening day was awesome. Didn't get up early, meandered out to the bay at 9 am. Caught some trout and reds with a gold slab spoon. Stopped on a mud boil in deep water and hammered a box of gaftops one after another on spoons. Then I stuck one that was different. I handed the rod to my bride and fired up the motor. 45 minutes later we got to see it. A very conservative estimate of 40 inches. We had it next to the boat 5 times. 10 pound test finally gave out on the end. SNAP! Felt good to hit the bay again.