Thanks again Capt, just checked out your site, WOW!!! and Unbelievable!! You are truly the man to know about Fishing. Thanks very much for your comments, especially ...more for a long-time novice that I am.
I forgot to say that upon reaching the shore our Service Dog Ripple got in the water and grabbed the fish with a large bite. You can see the bite marks in the Bass, ...more luckily the fish survived and we let it go moments later.