Our club went down to Blue Cypress Saturday, rather miserable weather with wind, rain, and cooler temps, (not freezing like all you good folks up North). Neither my partner (John) or I had pre-fished at all so we went to places we both had found fish before. We started on the outer edges of the grass and cypress trees with slightly deeper water, which was hard to find deeper water since the lake is three feet low and extremely shallow anyway. John caught a couple shorts early on and then we went for hours without a bump in several locations. Then we decided to check the canals near the ramp because they held more water depth. Well we no sooner started into the first canal and I hammered a 4.44 pounder on a baby bass colored Kinami worm and just as I eased the fish into the net my Loomis rod snapped in half :cussin: |x| |!!|. I don't think I was doing anything wrong looking back, I wasn't horsing her and had both hands on the handle. We picked up three more fish in two canals, I got another 2.56 flippin the speed craw into Hyacinth mats and missed two other s flippin. John caught two 2 pounders flippin a black & blue jig up against docks and bulkheads. He also lost a nice 3 1/2 because he didn't re-tie after catching one of his 2 pounders. That 3 1/2 pounder came up trying to shake that jig like six times in the next 15 minutes all around us. I also caught a 5 inch bluegill flippin into the hyacinths with the speed craw, it didn't have a clue what happened, I set the hook so hard it just pegged the bluegill to the top of the mat and the hook snagged the stems keeping him from going totally airborn. I finished 9th with 7 lbs. and I believe 14+ lbs. caught on a spinnerbait won it, the big fish was 5+ caught on a spinnerbait.