What a amazing day. Im not married and I have no kids but I wanted to check out the derby so I went and picked up my little nephew to go check it out. We got there around 12 and it was packed. My cousin was already there fishing with his kids so we went over to where he was at and started casting. Within the first 5 min id say, we landed this monster: It went 22 and 3/4" and took first. I wasnt on planning to catch the biggest or anything. Just wanted to take the kid out for some fun. Even though I didnt catch it, it felt like a million bucks to take a kid fishing and have him catch a monster like that. All I did was cast, and tighten the drag when I realized it wasnt a little one like the others. He reeled the thing in himself, no hookset either. I couldnt believe my eyes when I saw it. Thanks to Al Meyers, Michael Meyers(worminator), the DNR folks, and everyone else!