Rivercat, it was a good day. I had my 13 year old son on the boat and he had a soccer game at noon. We had lines in by 7ish. Boated a 44 inch and pulled the hook on something very similar. Headed for the barn at about 9:30 because it was cold out there. I'm hoping for a repeat of last year but planning on C&R only this year. Taking up snakehead fishing and hoping to fill my cooler with them
But the why part is easy. I really don't enjoy trolling for rock nearly as much as feeling that bite and battling it out on lighter tackle.