Its hard to get a good picture when you are by yourself. I've been having a spirited conversation with members of the local chat line about holding fish up by the mouth. I've been trying different ways than just showing a bass in the water. I'm not entirely happy with the solution above as there is a possibility of some slime removal.
You can see that I am using a Switch rod. Best rod for a float tube and larger fish!
Astonishing to me to go to these 'private' lakes with cabins. There are about 20 cabins on this lake but only five were occupied with no-one on the water. I wish I could afford that level of luxury. That is why there are still some large bass around relatively easy to catch. Again, nothing got by casting to shore. They are still down 20 feet. ST 74F