I took my girlfriend for her mayden voyage in the Canoe. Hooked up with Harry1 and his buddy to float down the darby. We went to Trapper Johns, and they took us 5 miles upstream so we didnt have to bother with all the YAHOO'S We were catching some smalll smallies 8-10 range. Fishin was pretty slow, and was supprised cause we were using soft crawls. We were half way done when she casted into a feeder creek. Im screwing around trying on a roadrunner and hear drag screaming. Look up and her 5'6 ultra light was doubled, then the fish jumped out of the water about 4 feet. We were all shocked. So i started telling her not to horse it etc.............. She looks like Roland Martin on the front of the boat. What ever way the fish was moving she was following. Keep in mind shes been fishing less than a dozen times. It seemed like 10 minutes and finally was able to net it. a 17" 11.5" girth 3.5lb smallie was in the net. Thats the best smallie ive seen out of that stretch of the creek. Man were we happy, for her to catch the biggest fish of the day, and her biggest fish shes ever caught. Now all i need to do is get Cole(baby cptn.crown) to get big enough to go out! Check out my website to see the pics. http://members.fishingworks.com/tahoej77/index.cfm They will also be on the ogf members galleries!