|Details:||Cut out of work early today to shore fish from 330-5pm. Water was calmer than I would have liked fishing from shore. I was fishing a T-rigged creature bait over some emerging lily pad stems... Third cast, tick, tick, and I go to set the hook: and bam, my line breaks...dam, bad knot, line? Don't know. Retie the same rig, at about my 3rd cast as I made my way over to same area where I broke-off, feel some weight on the line, set the hook, Feels like a brick on there. Reel it close and I knew it was a nice one...and look there is some line hanging out of her mouth...I have her hooked nicely in the side of her lip, but there is also broken line leading to a Texas-Rigged creature bait half way down her throat..my Bait!!...I easily pull it out completely intact. I think she was having a slow time swallowing due to the Extra Wide Gap hook...Either way, I got my fish, and my original lure and hook back, minus the weight. Thought she was an easy 5, but my scale said 4.6. That was it for action, which really surprised me, as it started off so good. Felt good to be out there, even if it was only for an hour and a half.