Our team had a tough day, finishing 4th out of 5 teams at the Kayak Anglers - Angler of the Year team championship. The weather was rough. I experienced the most ...more severe torrential rain and wind that I have fished in (and I fish a lot in Erie in the spring). I had a very good day, catching several scoreable fish. My best two were 18 1/2 and 17 1/2 inches (our team total was the two best fish of the five anglers on our team). My 36-inch total was good enough for 3rd among individual competitors. The smallie above was the largest of 17 bass. Susky smallmouths are built differently. They fight like fish twice their size. That is a wrap on my first year fishing tournaments.