Within easy striking distance for a 3/4 day the Hi-Count wrangled up 7 BFT for 4 people, 1 fish short of limits! We did however have a steep learning curve. We lost at least 15 fish to get our 7. All of them were local trophies, what we call catchables! We also saw some 100#'s, they managed to dump a couple of reels. If you're waiting for Sculpin season, keep waiting. If you want to experience an aquatic high, try fishing. Oh, by the way, the big fish today was around 140#! Your story at the water cooler could be the best of the week, all you have to do is go. Good luck.