Was out of town last weekend and was itching to get out fishing in this nice weather. Went to a quite spot that has a nice long pool that is relatively calm. Water is getting nice and warm and was pretty clear with 2-3 feet of visibility. Started off with Rebel craw (surprise) and caught a little smallmouth on second cast in the little ripple at the top of the pool. Started wading down and heard a big splash about 40 yards away from an area that is shallow and mucky. I usually attribute this to carp from that spot, but just sounded a little different. Put on the only top water I had, which was a black Heddon Torpedo (old school) and throw out into the shallow mucky area near where I hear d the splash. On my second cast into this area, I saw the flash just as a pike smashed my topwater coming entirely out of the water Absolutely awesome, I live for these moments! Pike was only 19" so fight was short and sweet. Got a quick picture and a successfull release. Wish I had someone with me for a better pic. This one was using timer with camera set on a log. Ended up with 3 dink smallmouth and a pike.