I know that I find myself caught up in the political / controversial topics that have been up as of late. I can't wait till spring finally hits and all of us can worry more about having time to post pics of spring catches rather than voicing our opinions on issues that we all have opinions on . . . after the last couple of months of debate on certain issues . . . I find myself wishing that we all had great fish stories to tell . . . .Believe me . . .I AM OPINIONATED . . . .actually had a post deleted last week . . . thank you to the mods for looking over such a great site . . . .hate to see that stuff here. . . .but I think cabin fever has taken its toll on us all . .. . (and I apologize to anyone I may have offended) . . . . . . insert fish story . . . One day last summer while fishing I actually had a fish return a lure to the boat that i broke off . . .. OK . .. say no way . . . . . . YUP. . . .being the overly excitable poor angler I am . . .I got that notorious bump . . .and did the power hookset on 6# test and broke my line . . . . of course I used a few choice words. . . grabbed my can of skoal . . . tossed the rod to the floor . . . grabbed my cup of coffee . . . .and to my surprise . . . found a fish swimming to the boat with lure in mouth . . . .after a moment of shock . . .grabbed the net and netted it . . . It was a lunker . . . . must have weighed at least 8oz. . . .crappie with hot n tot in mouth . . . line still attached. . . . Needless to say . . . My dad shaking his head in disbelief, still to this day . . . .can't beleive that I got that lure back . . . . no worries. . .set that crappie free to return a lure again one day . . . . .. Insert your fish story next. . . . . .. Here's hoping everyone can get a line wet in the next month . . . .(With mother nature in my corner . . . I'll be getting a little water on the hull this weekend. . . . . . trying to think of a good luck fishing phrase. . . . (pause) . . .heck . . let's go with "Break a fin" . . .LOL . . . look for the tall (half crazy) guy running up and down saltfork . . . and he'll be smiling just because he's on the water . ..