Sunday morning I went to work on a fuel problem thought I found it and decided to go fishing. We arrived at 42 about 1:30 to find about 5 boats working the area. We decided to set up in 60 ft. and work up the shelf. Before we got our 5th rod in 3 rods went down and bait was so thick I was getting the false depth readings. We caught 5 fish on the first pass on the 3 rods. We kept the biggest fish about 24" and threw 4 - 20" fish back because we knew we had found the mother load. For the next 1 1/2 hours we worked the same pod of bait only to catch 1 - 21" fish with about a dozen 12" - 14"ers. Decided to head back and before we got 1 mile from 42 the starboard engine is starving for fuel again. Long run back on 1 engine arrived in D'ville in the dark. Bobby, do you have any theories on why we are seeing these small fish this time of year. I can't remember ever seeing 12" - 14" fish in December. I know it's not my lures because I kept all big baits out. I had a 10" fish hit a 9" sassy shad.