Got out on the water early this a.m. Went with Pops and started drifting spawn sacs about 6:30. Pops had a hookup about an hour in but lost the fish after about 30 seconds. Water was very clear but had a good flow to it today. About 3hrs into wading a new stretch of river I pulled out a solid 22" female. She was gut-hooked and bleeding bad so I threw her on the stringer for some uncured spawn. Here is a pic. Then my next cast I hookup on another one but this one makes a solid 25yard run up river. A couple jumps and couple more runs.. After 5-6 minutes I get the fish on the little ledge/slope right on the edge of shore. This fish was easily my PB and had to be close to if not 30inches. He rolled on the slope wrapped my line around his body and BOOM snapped my line. I swear I saw him smiling as he slid back in the water in slow-motion. I tried to grab him up but I had no chance, he was gone!!!! I could not and still cant believe I let that fish get away.......You cant win them all but this is one that hurts and will haunt me for a while. Total we went 1-3 but what a great day it was!