The new boat has been launched, we started fishing Lake St Francis today. We decided to try the Raisin River first thing, as the surface was still and mirror like. I started by throwing a Texas rig with a live worm, first 2 cast landed 2 largemouth bass, the bigger one just over 2 lbs. Ari and Jimmy lost a couple pike, then things died down. We headed out the "big water" on Lake St Francis, started fishing between the 2 islands in front of Lancaster, where the water doesn't go deeper then 10-12 feet. You can see the bottom quite clearly due to the water clarity. As Jimmy was untangling Ari from his line, a huge smallmouth bass picked up Jimmy's crankbait, jumped out of the water and threw it before he had a chance to set the hook. It was definitely the biggest one I've seen, easily 7 lbs. Needless to day, he wasn't thrilled with Ari… We headed back to the Raisin River after a few hours of nothing exciting, Jimmy caught 1 more small pike.