Jonathan and I went to our favorite fishing hole when we used to live in Livermore, CA. Shadow Cliffs Park hasn’t changed much since we left three years ago. The entrance attendant recognized us and was fascinated by what we have been doing. Anyway, Jonathan hooked a monster, probably well over 6 pounds, but it got away just as I was trying to net the thing. We both felt as though willing lottery ticket slipped away from our hands. We tried again the next day. We are pretty happy to hook this one, not as big, but thrilling regardless. We released it afterwards, passing on the thrill of reeling in the biiiig one to some other kids.