yes, it was way longer, and way more frustrating than Team Canada's scoreless drought. Today, I fufilled a lifelong ambition to land the phantom vedder steel. hooked one at peach rd., in a slick behind a couple of boulders, got it close to shore to see if it was wild, but I guess it didn't like the look of me, and spat the hook. guess it was a good thing, though, because it only looked to be 8 or 10 lb., and I would hate to have to of bonked it as it was only 8:00 am. didn't see anyone else touch anything in 3 hrs, so I went up river a little. fished at the beaver dam, but by that time it was sleeting, cold and there was a 40 knot breeze. went back downriver, fished across and above lickman, third cast, fish on. Landed a nice little chrome bullet, just under 10#, only took about 50 hours, and probably 3000 casts, but little doe or not, what a relief.