I’ve always wondered what it would be like to catch a record-size fish. I came close once. I was fishing for bass around some submerged tree stumps when something struck my crankbait like a ton of bricks. It fought like a bass, but when I got the fish to the boat, I saw it was the biggest bluegill I’d ever seen. I mean, this thing had some serious teeth. I took it home, measured and weighed it, and found out I was 2 ounces shy of setting a new state record.