Each year in my family we celebrate, the Marine Corps Brthday, well way back on the 228th (2003). We were cooking steaks out by the pond up in Grayson County, Tx on the family farm. Even tho it is early Nov, the bass are still biting and most everyone is doing a little fishin. Vince and Peaches show up and join the gang. Now Vince and I are old fishin buddies goning on 10 years and every year he does at least one thing that is a fish tale. But I digress. Vince takes his shiney new rod and reel and baits her up and casts over near the old bearver dam, puts it in one of the rod holders on the bank and walks over to a cooler for a beer....As he leans in, his rod starts to quiver and shake and the then Presto it jumps out of the holder and sails out in the pond!!! There are a lot of dumbfounded looks just before Vince starts to cussin like a CPO!!!! Thank goodness there were no children around! I reeled in one of my rigs and put a deep running bug on it and cast out to where I saw the rod disappear...Vince, of course is still ranting and raving when I snag the line from his rig...And I ask if I can keep it? Let's just say he said NO! So I asked could I keep what was on the other end.....Now Vince is interested! He grabs his rig from me and begins to reel in... once he get the slack out there is something on the hook.....turns out to be a 10lbs channel cat the 3rd largest ever out of the pond! By then the steaks were done and it was time to celebrate 228 years of the Marine Corps!