I was at Channelwood Village today waiting for a Direct TV appointment to get home. I arrived about an hour early. Since she wasn't home, I had some time to blow. I carry a 2 piece rod and simple tackle box in my work van for occasions just like these. Channelwood Village is off Thorton st near Dart avenue and the canal goes rigth behind it. They have it set up like a little park corridor with walking paths and benches. So I decided to give it a try. I threw a wacky rigged Senko on and skipped it across the canal and on the 3rd skip BAM!! A nice 3 lb bass took it right out of the air! I was completely surprised at this and now was VERY interested in the next hour. I ended up catching about 10 bass, with the biggest being that first one, and 3 catfish!! I also hooked something else, but lost it right at the canal wall. I ran out of senkos and was using the little Gulp! minnows. This fish hit it on the bottom and I have no idea what it was. I saw it for just a moment. It was about 18 inches or so long, dark brownish or black in color, and had a messed up looking skull. I did not see a mouth (maybe on the bottom of the head). It was not a carp, it looked prehistoric looking almost. Does anyone have any ideas what it could be? Some type of sucker, or maybe a bowfin?