"For someone who is after a trophy, we won't put anything in the water under eighteen inches and often we'll go with the big plugs," Duckworth says. "But it's hard on your psyche to do it. You might go eight hours without a bite. When you get one, though, it's definitely a 'picture fish.' When the fifty- or sixty-pounders are working, and there's a fog on the river in the morning, you can hear them chasing bait. You might have six or seven lines out and every one of them will load up with a twenty-five- to thirty-pound fish-and there may be a bigger one in there with them."