This was my first time trying out a float tube. I caught four bass all on a frog, but not until around sunset, and all in about 10 minutes. I missed several fish though, I think it must be tougher to set the hook in a tube, or maybe there is a technique or something. I had a water temp of eighty-four degrees, and I really think that the milfoil keeps the temp lower than that, thats where the bass were of course. I thought that I would eventually be able to use the tube on the river, but with all the flooding, I think it may be a while for that...This bass actually moved me around a little in the tube, it is tough to feel like you don't have control of the fish. I was actually using a heavy seven foot rod, because I anticipated this. That said, I can't wait to get a huge bronze-back on, and go for a ride down the river!