Tonight was the best night of the year so far for big fish. I was fishing a good friends pond from 7:30 to about 9 and it was awesome. I caught a small crappie and bass right away on a 6 inch lizard. Once my friend got there, that's when the fun started. I was throwing a Terminator in-line spinner in silver on an ultralight set-up when something large nailed it. My outfit got a nice bend as the fish took off. It jumped and then we saw that it was a large bass. After what seemed like 10 minutes of getting the bass out from under the dock, I managed to land it and weigh it. It went 5# and 22 inches long. It was a real nice fight on the ultralight outfit. Then about 30 minutes later, the real battle begun. I was throwing a Zara Spook for the hybrids he has put in his pond from the river. I was bringing it in when I saw a swirl under the Spook. I kept on working it and immediately the water exploded. I set the hook and the fish took off like a shot. It went to my left and just kept staying down. It was putting a nice bend in the medium-action rod and I just let the drag help wear it down. We were both anxious to see what it was and then we saw it was one of the large hybrids. I managed to land it not too long after that. IT WENT 7# and 26 FREAKIN' INCHES LONG. I couldn't believe it. Thanks for letting me share the night's events. I hope everyone's weekend of fishing went well!!!