Had some time to go out last night for a while at a local private lake... I've been skunked there the last 2 times me and my buddies have gone there. It's the notorious August switch....turned off. So, I spend a couple of hours fishing it every once and a while to see if the fish have turned back on. Last night says that the switch is back ON. Wow. I usually just fish for cats and carp, but I kept seeing what looked like crappies sucking down bugs. Put on a jig and my ugliest pink grub and instantly caught exactly 1 crappie. Not huge, but fun. Then I saw a red and blue rubber worm on the bank and decided to tie it on for the heck of it. I've missed every single bass that I've gotten a strike from this year. Last night ended that. I tossed the worm out and slowly retrieved it until it got hung up on some brush. I popped it out of the brush and immediately caught a 3 pound bass...nice. No more hits on the worm. Tried a rubber craw. It got blasted as soon as it hit the water...but due to operator error...i.e. a crappy knot, no more craw and no fish. That was my last craw too. Note to self: Never get too excited to NOT check your knots... My cat pole got a strike while I was bouncing worms that took it off the ground. It's a big pole and a heavy reel. I got strikes on the cat pole every 30 minutes until the moon came up last night. These were vicious strikes like bolts of lightning that shock the crap out of you when they happen. Using livers. Hooked into one, but it broke off on some rocks... From 7:30 to 10:30 last night was a blast. Bought some 100 lb test P-Line braid for the cat poles. I want to see one break off now.... I'm pretty sure I could pull my car out of a ditch with it. I'll have to try again Friday night to prove my theory, but it looks like the bite may finally be back on.