What else can I say? Aside from some good, old-fashioned pure luck, I haven't caught a thing this year. I've only just got back into fishing this year. My father used to take me fishing for muskie at the Branch, but all I would do is fish for bluegill while he trolled. Now, my guy and I have a little jerry-rigged fishing boat and a lot of good gear. We've done our reading, and we're out there trying... But we're just not having any luck. We bring our six-year-old, and we often spend more time keeping him out of the hooks and baiting him than we do with our own lines in the water. What am I doing wrong? I've tried a lot of different methods - jigs, rigs, spinners, chatters, and I'm fishing in the weedy shallows, the drop-offs... I really can't tell the difference between a "bite" and a weed hang-up - so I'm setting the hook on every bump and often sending my rig over my husband's head - and he obviously doesn't like that . What's the best advice you can give to a total novice?? It's a lot of heartbreak.