Located and caught my first quillback today with a little help from my friends here at roughfish.com. Caught WADING maybe 8 feet from where I stood. Size 16 daiichi scud hook with small piece of nightcrawler the size of half of a pea, 4lb fluorocarbon. Sightfished a lone specimen feeding upstream in a line by casting past him and reeling the bait to maybe 12' in front of him. He did not break his feeding line or jump on my bait but when he finally got to it I watched him move over it and breathe it in. He made 4 or 5 good runs against my little 500 reel and UL rod. After all the reading I had done here and throughout the internet, I was very suprised that these fish let me get into the water and that close to them. I think these particular fish may just be well adjusted to disturbances as this stretch of water goes through one of the most popular parks in our state and has 4 canoe liveries which cater to thousands of people each year. October marks the end of canoe season so these fish have been experiencing people moving around and over them most everyday for the last 4-5 months.