Launched in the st. Clair river system with perfect weather and high hopes in striking gold. Locating the fish, not too hard. Hooking them was an entirely different story. They were dispersed among the shallow flats in packs. We had plenty of sight fishing opportunities, but never hooked up. Next time a step ladder will be part of our fishing gear. If they spot you first, its game over. Dustin did manage to put this chunky smallmouth in the net.