1-2-07 I met up with the bluegill master 410 at Pike Lake yesterday after work. The goal was to land a couple of open water walleyes...we're not waiting on the ice to come. It was my first voyage on the "Green Machine" famous 'gill boat seen in all the top bluegill magazines with Bill on the cover. I'm not sure, but I believe I was the only one who's lost any bait from a nibble on this trip...however 410 did get the most unique catch of the day. After trolling for a spell along the south shore 410's crankbait struck hard and fast, the rod doubled over...410 deft athlete he may be, whirled easily in his aft swivel seat and slamed the trolling motor into reverse to close the distance on the beast. As though the battle with the raging fish weren't enough, my line somehow became one with the trolling motor. In a heroic effort, 410 hoists the trolling motor up, unwinds my entangled mono (thanks for dropping my jig to the bottom after that) then turns his attention back to his foe. The first thing that came over the side of the boat was 410's crankbait, followed by 1/4 mile of used fishing line...hand over hand he fought the beast, it's goolish appearance surpassed only by it's stench. Yes our man 410 is the only person I've ever seen in 4+ decades of fishing to ever catch someone elses fish basket. All bluegill and walleye were safe on this trip....hey, open water in January...we had fun!