fished all day yesterday 8-8pm caught a bit of everything including hybrid stryper, crappie and grass carp after warming up on those chump fish i switched locations for some evening bassin. water was erie and dead calm...fish were not active from what i could tell. the lilly pad spinner bait bite was very slow, so i grabbed my crankbait rod and drifted into the center of a cove and started blind casting a shallow muck bottom flat. then came the BIG ONE ! on the end of a mega long cast my crankbait fluttered on top and before it had a chance to dive a 5+ plus fish errupted and sucked it completely down i reacted and set the hook and the fish attempted to tail walk. was such a beautiful site. my brother lipped the fish and we returned to the dock to operate and take a few pics. i was determined to release this beast unharmed. it had inhaled a large norman wide wobbler (white/purple) piercing one of its gill rakers. it popped out pretty easily and i release her after some picture's. a few deep breaths and back out to the very same area and another hog inhales the crank. not as big as the first one (around4lb.) but the same senerio....long cast and great fight. the rest of the night was pretty dead...we got 2-3 smaller ones and returned to casting the same flat but things fizzled. here is a phone cam. picture of the biggest.