Month: May 2022

Prowl the Canal – May Stats

As I near the one-year mark of fishing The Canal, I grow more appreciative of what is has to offer. Proximity is key as I can be on any of the spots that I fished within a half hour after I get off work around 5:00pm and still have ample time to cast. Throw in an activity free holiday weekend to end the month and I was able to find plenty of time to prowl. Read on for the stats portion of the monthly recap.


May 1 Top Bass at 9:54am weighing 1-6 on a spinnerbait

Date: May 1
Time: 7:40am-10:40am
Totals: 10 bass
Weather: Overcast/windy with 48F air temp
Lures: Special K Spinnerbait (bold bluegill) with Zoom Creepy Crawler Twin Tail (rootbeer pepper green) – 10 bass
Top Bass: 1-6 Spinnerbait
Top 5 Weight (only 4 at 12” or better): 4-15 (1-6,1-,3,1-3,1-3)
Comments: New water on a nasty day still produced some fish on a morning where I nearly needed gloves on May Day. And yes, there was a strong east wind. Is it proper to estimate windchill in May?

May 8 Top Bass at 7:34am weighing 2-11 on a buzzbait

Date: May 8
Time: 6:35am-9:50am
Totals: 9 bass
Weather: Overcast/breezy with 56F air temp
Lures: Special K Spinnerbait (bold bluegill) with Zoom Creepy Crawler Twin Tail (rootbeer pepper green) – 6 bass, Booyah Buzz Buzzbait (snow white shad) – 2 bass, Mann’s Baby 1- Crankbait (red craw) – 1 bass
Top Bass: 2-11 Buzzbait
Top 5 Weight (only 4 at 12” or better): 5-15 (2-11,1-4,1-2,0-14)
Comments: Revisiting a spot that produced a pair of three-pounders in April got another good one and kicked of the 2022 topwater bite.

May 24 Top Bass at 6:57pm weighing 2-2 on a buzzbait

Date: May 24
Time: 5:50pm-8:05pm
Totals: 11 bass
Weather: Overcast/very windy with 66-69F air temp
Lures: Special K Buzzbait – 7 bass, Special K Spinnerbait (bold bluegill) with Zoom Creepy Crawler Twin Tail (rootbeer pepper green) – 4 bass
Top Bass: 2-2 Buzzbait
Top 5 Weight: 7-3 (2-2,1-10,1-5,1-1,1-1)
Comments: Back with a buzzbait on the same spot as the May 8 outing and the bite did not disappoint. Always fun once the topwater bite kicks into gear.

May 27 Top Bass at 7:33pm weighing 2-12 on a buzzbait

Date: May 27
Time: 6:00pm-8:30pm
Totals: 10 bass
Weather: Partly cloudy/breezy with 60-64F air temp
Lures: Special K Spinnerbait (bold bluegill) with Zoom Creepy Crawler Twin Tail (rootbeer pepper green) – 7 bass, Bass Pro Shops Stik-O (candy corn) – 2 bass
Special K Buzzbait – 1 bass
Top Bass: 2- 12
Top 5 Weight: 9-9 (2-12,2-7,1-10,1-7,1-5)
Comments: A second visit of the year to this pool resulted in a pair of bass topping our previous Top Bass for the section (former Top Bass caught by Jayce on April 24 at 2-3).

May 28 Top Bass at 7:43am weighing 2-3 on a wacky rig

Date: May 28
Time: 6:00am-9:00am
Totals: 5 bass
Weather: Partly cloudy/calm to windy with 53-72F air temp
Lures: Special K Spinnerbait (bold bluegill) with Zoom Creepy Crawler Twin Tail (rootbeer pepper green) – 2 bass, Bass Pro Shops Stik-O (candy corn) – 1 bass
Special K Buzzbait – 1 bass, Mann’s Baby 1- Crankbait (red craw) – 1 bass
Top Bass: 2-3
Top 5 Weight (only 2 at 12” or better): 3-3 (2-3,1-0)
Comments: A favorite stretch and decent conditions did not pan out for the solid bite I was anticipating. Fortunately, a tried-and-true area produced a two-pounder on a wacky rig to save the day.

May 29 Top Bass at 7:26pm weighing 2-8 on a spinnerbait

Date: May 29 (two sections)
Time: 4:55pm-6:25pm, 6:30pm-7:15pm
Totals: 6 bass
Weather: Partly cloudy/very windy with 82F air temp
Lures: Special K Spinnerbait (bold bluegill) with Zoom Creepy Crawler Twin Tail (rootbeer pepper green) – 4 bass, Special K Buzzbait – 1 bass, Mann’s Baby 1- Crankbait (red craw) – 1 bass
Top Bass: 2-8 Spinnerbait
Top 5 Weight: 6-8 (2-8,1-9,1-4,1-3)
Comments: I wandered out to a pair of new pools and got immediate feedback with a catch on my second cast of the evening. The remaining two hours only produced five more fish, but I don’t think these stretches revealed their true colors and are worth another shot in the future.

May 30 Top Bass at 7:58am weighing 1-9 on a spinnerbait

Date: May 30
Time: 7:50am-11:05am
Totals: 6 bass, 1 sauger
Weather: Sunny/windy with 73-82F air temp
Lures: Special K Spinnerbait (bold bluegill) with Zoom Creepy Crawler Twin Tail (rootbeer pepper green) – 5 bass, Strike King KVD Rattling Squarebill Crankbait (sexy shad) – 1 bass, 1 sauger
Top Bass: 1-9 Spinnerbait
Top 5 Weight (only 3 at 12” or better): 3-15 (1-9,1-6,1-0)
Comments: Extended exploration on a pool that has produced well from the bank turned out to be a disappointment. However, I am blaming it on a later morning start than normal and blazing sun. On the plus side, I did learn some stuff and happened to hook my first ever sauger on The Canal.


May Totals
Time: 20 hours
Totals: 57 bass, 1 sauger
Lures: Spinnerbait (bold bluegill) – 38 bass, Special K Buzzbait – 12 bass, Bass Pro Shops Stik-O (candy corn) – 3 bass, Mann’s Baby 1- crankbait (red craw) – 3 bass, Strike King KVD Rattling Squarebill (sexy shad) – 1 bass, 1 sauger
Top Bass: 2-12 Spinnerbait on May 27
Top 5 Weight: 12-9 (2-12,2-11,2-8,2-7,2-3)

Hennepin Canal (2021-present)
Top Bass: 3-6 Troy Jackson 7/21/21 Plastic Worm
Best Top 5 Day: 10-8 (3-5,3-2,1-9,1-6,1-2) 4/23/22
All-Time Top 5 Weight: 16-2 (3-6,3-5,3-4,3-2,3-1)
Comments: It now takes a bass over the three-pound mark to enter the all-time Top 5 list.

A lot of stuff to digest there as I was extremely fortunate to spend a decent amount of time on the water. Next up, we go beyond the numbers for some “Lessons” learned from the month of May. Talk to you later. Troy

Top 5 Update

The Top 5 Update streak stays alive with a catch that boosts my total by an entire ounce. Hey, I’ll take ones like this one all day, every day, whether they boost my creel or not.

Weight: 2-12
Angler: Troy Jackson
Date: May 27
Weather: Sunny/windy
Location: Hennepin Canal
Lure: Special K Spinnerbait (bold bluegill) with Zoom Creepy Crawler trailer (root beer/pepper/green)
Structure: Brush
Angler Comments: Bass Fishing 101 for this catch on a stretch of The Canal with sparse structure. Find some wood and hit it from multiple angles, keeping your lure as tight to the structure as possible. Not every such spot holds an interested fish, but keep after it and you’ll be rewarded.
Top 5 Weight: 14-10 (3-5,3-2,2-12,2-12,2-11) culls a 2-11

I hit The Canal on many occasions during the month of May and wound up with some solid catches besides today’s submission. Stay tuned for the monthly “Prowl the Canal” wrap-up covering stats, lessons and perhaps some video. And May ain’t done yet. Talk to you later. Troy

Friday Flashback – May 27 & 29, 2017

Today’s Flashback features a trio of guest anglers from five years ago this week. Read on for the original post from June 3, 2017 detailing some local pond fishing.

Memorial Day weekend provided great weather and a terrific opportunity to get our young anglers out casting. Two trips with one a smashing success and the other not so much but always interesting with this bunch.

Date: May 27 and 29, 2017
Location: Henry County, IL pond and Butterworth Park, East Moline, IL
Totals: 5/27 (Jayce & Zac) = 14 bass, 1 green sunfish
5/29 (Carly & Jayce) = 1 bass, 1 green sunfish
Bait: Waxworms on jighead with slip bobbers
Top Bass: 0-11 (two different bass for Jayce and Zac)
Top 5 Weight: 3-2 (0-11,0-11,0-10,0-10,0-8)

Notes and Nonsense
Waxworms – I ended my “Resolution – Kid Fishing” post last month with a word of warning to waxworms and bluegills. Well, the bluegills dodged a bullet this time but the waxworms got a workout. Duh, they’re bait, right? On the guys’ trip they were also “sacrificed over a cliff,” given out as a snack to several bass prior to releasing the catch, impaled on each barb off the two treble hooks on a crankbait and launched into the lake with Zac explaining that they “needed a bath.”

Quote of the day (5/27): “Guess what, Dad? We caught more fish than you, that means we can’t go fishing with you for a long time…that’s what Mom said.” – Jayce (Note: Julie has outfished me, I did say that once and we did go fishing together again several years later.)

Retro Rod and Reel – An added highlight from the guys’ trip was Jayce reeling ‘em in with the first rod and reel combo I called my own. This setup dates back to 1984 as prior to receiving it as a 17th birthday gift I utilized whatever Dad had in the shed. It faded from use once I turned into a bass fisherman but still worked just fine over 30 years later for another Jackson boy.

“Shoulda been here yesterday” – A favorite fishing quote tells it like it happens sometimes as Carly learned upon joining up for Round Two at the fishing hole. Me and Jayce laid it on pretty thick after the success of our initial outing and honestly, I was feeling quite confident of a repeat performance. One fish apiece for this pair in about an hour and they’d had enough, pushing to try our luck elsewhere which was even more disappointing at Butterworth Park with zero bites. No matter how long you’ve chased fish you are gonna run into days where you can’t fool them. Just another lesson in the learning process.

Great to get the kids out even though it wound up with a tough finish. Interestingly, it also started a bit rough when Jayce and I hit the local Walmart to pick up our waxworms. As the checkout lady was ringing up Jayce’s bait she says, “So, you and grandpa going fishing?”

Nah, I just made that one up, didn’t really happen. Chronologically quite feasible but just hoping that adventures like these fishing outings will continue to keep me young.

We’ll see if anybody is up for any casting this Memorial Day weekend. Talk to you later. Troy

Panfish with Papa

Generally speaking, around Mother’s Day/mid-May is a good time to visit the fishing hole in pursuit of some panfish. Dad’s been doing that sort of thing for a long, long time on Galesburg’s Lake Storey. And for several years, kids and some grandkids have tagged along with some waxworms and bobbers of their own. This year, it was me and one of my boys, Jayce, who joined forces. While the weather conditions were quite pleasant, the water conditions were a mess after a storm the previous evening. The bite was not on fire, but we did find enough to keep us interested. Of course, we just have a good time hanging out, telling tales, talking trash, and goofing off.


A good time was had by all. Well, except for a batch of bluegill and golden shiners. Talk to you later. Troy

Lake Storey Report – May 15

Well, when you write fish stories as a hobby, every once in a while, you run into a report such as this submission. Getting right to the point, Brent and I had a rough day on Lake Storey a couple weekends ago.

6:01am – I said we’d better take a pic just in case we don’t catch any more. I was kind of joking.


Date: May 15, 2022
Location: Lake Storey – Knox County, IL
Time: 5:55am-11:40am
Weather: Partly cloudy/calm to breezy
Air Temp: 71-73F
Water Temp: 76F
Totals: 2 bass
Lures: Special K Spinnerbait – 1 bass, War Eagle Spinnerbait (white/chartreuse) with twin tail trailer – 1 bass
Top Bass: None at 12” or better
Top 5 Weight: None at 12” or better

7:19am – even goofing around doesn’t really make my lone catch look any larger

Notes and Nonsense

Bad Timing – On Tuesday May 10, my friend, John Kirkemo, reported in from Lake Storey noting, “Lake is full. Lot of timber normally only partially submerged is now barely showing above the water. Water is about as clear as I have ever seen it. No weeds showing on the surface.” Those were definitely some encouraging words, but a nasty storm blew through on the evening of Friday the 13th and the lake was still a mess two days later. Tons of floating debris and dirty water dampened my spirits and had both the bass and this bass fisherman out of sorts. Mother Nature and Lake Storey conspired to make things tough. That’s fishing.

Clumps of debris from the oak trees were abundant after the recent storm

Mats of floating vegetation in the dingy water were also an unusual post-storm result

Theories (take your pick)

1. The storm and cold front knocked the bass for a loop.

2. The recent proliferation of shad in the lake are making for a tougher bite as the bass have an increased natural forage base.

3. We just aren’t that good of fishermen.

Winning lures, one bass apiece, and we threw plenty of other stuff without getting a strike

Really, there’s not a whole lot to report, not even “one that got away” as we landed the only two bites we got. No doubt it was good to avoid a shutout but neither bass was much to write home about. But fishing stories are what I do and long ago I guaranteed a fishing report for every trip, good or not so good. This outing was one of the latter and tested that vow. I suspect that we will cross paths with Lake Storey again in 2022 to see if we can show those bass who is boss. Stay tuned and talk to you later. Troy

Top 5 Update

My brother, Brent, keeps the Top 5 streak alive as we reach nine consecutive weeks of submissions for 2022. This past weekend he took a shot at some water we’ve discussed but he has never fished. He managed a couple hours of casting from his kayak before the weather ran him off. Read on for the report and his latest Top 5 catch.

Weight: 1-11
Angler: Brent Jackson
Date: May 21
Location: Buffalo Prairie Lake
Lure: Senko wacky rig
Angler Comments: I got out for about two and a half hours before I left to avoid getting wet. Two biggest were 1-3 on a buzzbait and 1-11 on a Senko. I caught probably fifteen more, but most were pretty small. Lots of weeds out from the bank.
Top 5 Weight: 13-15 (5-4,3-9,1-12,1-11,1-11) culls a 1-9

Good information and thanks for the submission. Earlier this year, I took a brief shot from the bank at this location and got some positive feedback. However, I have not had a boat on the spot since 2013 so it is good to get an on the water report. Time will tell if I follow his lead this year or see about a tag team effort for some further research. Talk to you later. Troy

Strip Mine Report – May 14

Getting word from my brother that a controlled burn had been implemented on a portion of our strip mine stomping grounds provided incentive to take a hike. My aim was to hit as many bodies of water as I could while they were more easily accessible. Along the way, I was hoping to add some fish to the record book for these waters. And I even stumbled upon a few bass on a couple spots I’d never fished.

Date: May 14, 2022
Location: Knox County, IL public strip pits (11 lakes)
Time: 5:45am-1:30pm (5.50 hours fishing, the rest waking)
Weather: Overcast to sunny/calm to breezy
Air Temp: 64-86F
Water Temp: not available
Totals: 36 bass, 3 green sunfish, 1 crappie
Lures: 5” Senko wacky rig (blue pearl/silver flake) – 21 bass, 3 green sunfish, 1 crappie, Booyah Buzz Buzzbait (snow white shad) – 10 bass, Rebel Pop-R Zell Rowland Model (rainbow) – 3 bass, Googan Baits 10” Mondo Worm (green pumpkin) – 2 bass
Top Bass: 1-12 Pop-R
Top 5 Weight: 6-2 (1-12,1-3,1-3,1-0,1-0)

7:44am Top Bass at 1-12 on a Rebel Pop-R

Notes and Nonsense

Shifting Gears – After a solid start during a below average weather year on spinnerbaits and crankbaits, an uptick in conditions meant it was time to employ some other presentations. May means topwaters and the Senko wacky rig come into play and both approaches were right on the money, combining for 34 of 36 bass.

Rebel Pop-R and Senko, a pair of good baits for mid-May through the summer

Mondo Minis – There is one particular lake that produced a 4-6 back in 2014 and has hardly produced anything over a pound since. Numbers are good but no quality. In an effort to change things, I employed a 10” Googan Baits Mondo Worm in hopes that a larger worm would eliminate the smaller bites and perhaps land a “good one.” No such luck as those little bass were rather brave. The two I landed on the Mondo Worm were right about the same length as my lure at 10” and 11”. So much for a good plan.


11:56am – Mondo Worm bass that is barely longer than the lure

Record Book Update

10:27am – a new Record Book addition for Y Lake at 1-3 on a Senko wacky rig

Y Lake (2017-present)
Top Bass: 1-4 Troy Jackson 9/9/17 Plastic Worm
Best Top 5 Day: 1-4 (1-4) 9/9/17
All-Time Top 5 Weight: 2-6 (1-4,1-2)
UPDATE: added a 1-3 to boost our All-Time Top 5 Weight
NEW All-Time Top 5 Weight: 3-9 (1-4,1-3,1-2)

1:18pm – a new Record Book addition for Convoluted Lake at 1-0 on a Senko wacky rig

Convoluted Lake (2013-present)
Top Bass: 1-0 Troy Jackson 4/10/22 Chatterbait
Best Top 5 Day: 1-0 (1-0) 4/10/22
All-Time Top 5 Weight: 1-0 (1-0)
UPDATE: added 1-0 and 0-12 to our All-Time Top 5 Weight
NEW All-Tine Top 5 Weight: 2-12 (1-0,1-0,0-12)

11:17am – a new Record Book addition on Pound Lake at 1-0 on a Senko wacky rig

Pound Lake (2022)
Top Bass: 1-0 Troy Jackson 5/14/22 Plastic Worm
Best Top 5 Day: 3-12 (1-0,1-0,0-15,0-13) 5/14/22
All-Time Top 5 Weight: 3-12 (1-0,1-0,0-15,0-13)
UPDATE: new lake, first time ever fished

12:16pm – a new Record Book entry on Distant Lake at 0-15 on a Senko wacky rig

Distant Lake (2022)
Top Bass: 0-15 Troy Jackson 5/14/22
Best Top 5 Day: 0-15 (0-15) 5/14/22
All-Time Top 5 Weight: 0-15 (0-15)
UPDATE: new lake, first time ever fished

Nothing stellar but I accomplished my goal of fishing several neglected spots while the access was good. Walking was easy but that is not always the case as most years the grass is already getting wild by mid-May. I covered a lot of ground and even though I could certainly be in better shape, the body handled it pretty well. With that said, it is getting to the point where one of these years I’m going to start eliminating lakes due to a combination of walking distance and lack of quality bites. Several spots that I visited on this outing may be on that list. Then again, there’s that voice in my head stating, “You’ve been saying that for years.” Time will tell. Talk to you later. Troy

Friday Flashback – May 24, 1997

There’s an entertaining bunch of young fishing YouTubers out there who pursue various species in spillways around the country. Such posts bring back memories of scaling the slope down to the Lake Bracken Spillway. Tales that date back to my first visit in the late 1970s with several teammates from the Galesburg Little League Rangers.

May 24, 1997 – Geek and the Top Carp of the outing at 7-8

But the trip featured today was with another former teammate and longtime friend, Mark “Geek” Junk. We spent plenty of hours chasing the carp that called “The Spillway” home as well as many more hours on other pursuits. Basketball, baseball, golf, darts, concerts, and just a few beers along the way. Many good memories. Some I remember, others are a little fuzzy.

May 24, 1997 – yours truly with a 7-6 carp

Watching the modern Spillway YouTubers, I smile at those youngsters and their pursuits. And as I officially head into fisherman “old-timer” status, I can’t help but think that we were doing this sort of thing before most of them were even born. Years of adventures from The Spillway with the likes of Geek, his brothers, Jim and John, my brother, Brent, and Matt “Hack” Reynolds. I must admit that there is a tinge of jealousy at times, wishing that we’d had GoPros and YouTube “back in the day.”

But then I come to my senses and realize that it is probably for the best that some of our hijinks were not preserved for posterity. Talk to you later. Troy


Top 5 Update

Another angler has a limit with this week’s submission from an old favorite fishing hole, Lake Storey.

Weight: 1-3 (13”)
Angler: John Kirkemo
Date: May 10
Weather: 80s
Water Temp: 64-68F
Location: Lake Storey
Lure: Rapala Floating Minnow (black/silver)
Angler Comments: This fish was in two to three feet of water. Casting parallel to shore. Only bass in four hours of fishing.
Top 5 Weight: 8-4 (2-5,2-0,1-13,1-3,0-15)

Well done, John, and looking forward to the culls as the year rolls on. Talk to you later. Troy

Friday Flashback – May 19, 2007

Senko fishing on the strip mines can be a sight to see when the conditions are right. Fifteen years ago this week, the stars were aligned, and the bass dealt me a winning hand. Below is the original report from that outing as posted to family and friends before becoming a blogger.

Original log entry from May 19, 2007

Julie was headed for Jacksonville for a stamping workshop, the girls were in Canton, and I didn’t have to work until 3:00 pm so I decided to give Little John another try. Initially I thought I would try Muskrat Lake but passed the gate and headed for Club Lake instead. Being a Saturday morning, I was not surprised to find a boat already fishing near the ramp, so I opted to head for Skeet Lake. This small lake also had a fisherman, and I didn’t want to share so I continued up the road to Long Lake. A guy was just loading his boat onto the trailer and said luck was fair at best. We talked for a while, and I eventually made my way back to Muskrat Lake where I was intending to start in the first place. As I wished, I had the lake all to myself. My delayed start would prove rather fateful as I had quite a day once my Senko hit the water.

Date: May 19, 20007
Location: Muskrat Lake – Little John Conservation Club
Time: 8:45am-11:00am
Weather: Sunny/windy
Air Temp: 65-75F
Water Temp: not available
Totals: 15 bass
Lures: 5” Yamasenko wacky rig (natural shad)
Top Bass: 5-3 (Senko)
Top 5 Weight: 15-9 (5-3,4-6,2-1,2-0,1-15)

I began fishing at 8:45am and told myself that I would stay until around 11:00 am before heading home for lunch and to get ready for work. The Senko wacky rig (natural shad) was responsible for all fifteen of my fish and set the lake record, twice. After catching only two bass in the first forty-five minutes, I finally happened upon a successful pattern. The bass were hiding under overhanging bushes on the southern banks of the many chutes and fingers of the lake. Such cover provided a shady ambush point as opposed to the bushes on the northern banks which were exposed to direct sunlight. This stuff is textbook bass fishing and really makes you feel smart when you read the conditions right. At one point, I tried an experiment that boosted my confidence even further. I was sitting in a narrow chute with overhanging bushes on the north exposed to the sun and overhanging bushes on the south creating a shadow on the surface. A cast of the Senko to the northern bushes came up empty. In contrast, a healthy two-pound bass nailed the lure seconds after it splashed under the shady, southern bushes. Man, what I wouldn’t have given for an audience.

9:21am – a new Muskrat Lake Top Bass at 4-6 on the Senko wacky rig

At 9:21am, my pattern produced a 4-6 to best the lake record of 4-0 set by Tim on 4/12/00. This record would be short lived as my final bass of the day proved to be my best ever from the strip pits at Little John. Just southwest of the Fremont Road boat ramp is a tree sitting in 8-10 feet of water just out from the deep edge of a lengthy weed bed. On 7/19/03, Dad had nailed a nice 2-3 on a jig off this piece of structure while we fished together. I intended to make the spot my last stop and fired my second cast to the tree right at 11:00am. As soon as I set the hook, I knew that I had a good fish but was still surprised when the bass broke the surface. Upon landing the fish, I thought that it had a shot at the six-pound mark which would be a new personal best. However, the fish fell well short as it only weighed 5-3. I was not at all disappointed despite my error in judgment. The bass sets the bar pretty high for Top Bass 2007 but there’s a whole lot of year left.

11:00am – a bad pic of a good bass at 5-3 on a Senko to break the Muskrat Lake Top Bass mark again

All told, six bass joined the record book in my best ever outing on Muskrat Lake. The top two bass were the heaviest two fish combo I’ve posted in one day eclipsing a 4-10 and a 4-0 caught at Lake Bracken on 4/14/99. Not only were the conditions right for the particular pattern I was fishing but I’m also convinced that I wouldn’t have caught most of the fish were it not for the Senko wacky rig. The slow, tantalizing fall of the lure continues to produce impressive results. Along with the previous trip on Hopper Lake, the Senko has posted the best results that I’ve ever had on these two lakes and there are still several other lakes at Little John where I have yet to give it a try. I feel it would also be appropriate to pass along a word of thanks to the nameless anglers who beat me to the other lakes that morning.

Senko wacky rig in the natural shad pattern, best color ever but they quit making it for some unknown reason

Quite a showing by the bass in the early days of fishing the Senko. No doubt that it revolutionized our bass fishing, particularly on the strip mines. Well, it’s May and high time to see what the Senko can do fifteen years down the road. Talk to you later. Troy