I know most of you don't fish at game lakes, but I went to eastern Ohio (near Wheeling WV) for a long weekend with my grown children and grandson--we had a truly grand time. I have pictures but after three years on this forum, really, seriously, I still cannot figure out how to load them--I am very lame computer-wise. We caught about 600 fish between the 5 of us, spread over 2 1/2 days. Huge stripers (biggest caught was 16 lbs), very nice LMBs (largest caught was 7 lbs 3 oz), big cats, perch, carp (yuk), and very, very freak-sized hybrid bluegills--I caught one that was 14" and one ounce from 2 lbs. It was very oddly misshapen, they look very strange when they get that big. Ounce for ounce, I do not believe there is any fish more fightin'-fun to catch than a bluegill. Every time, I thought I had a nice LMB or striper. We stayed in a cabin on the lake and pretty much fished 12-14 hours a day...it was a total blast. This lake is strict catch-and-release, and you cannot use live bait except under a bobber. They supply boats with trolling motors--you can't bring your own. There are two large lakes, each with a sort-of different fish population. It is very pricey, but it is a once-a-year tradition in my family...and for families or groups of friends, it cannot be beat for pure enjoyment. We save up all year! My oldest son is leaving for his second tour in Iraq in a couple weeks, so this trip with him and his brother and sister and me was sweet beyond words. If anyone is interested, please PM me and I will give you details. Read a great statement yesterday--this was a woman talking about how much pleasure fishing with her family gave her: "you know, I believe we as a modern society have lost something--a type of exquisite elation that cannot be felt by any means other than the hunting and gathering of your own food, as God meant us to do. This natural joy is a gift, it is ancient, and it is still present in all of us, waiting to be awakened." Hear, hear.