The boat is all equipped now by the way...225ah worth of lithium batteries, 80 pound thrust Minn Kota Terrova, Helix 9 MSI+ fish finder, and a grill.... enough batteries to fish several days or nights between charges.
Time on the water, especially at night, when the crowds are gone is awesome.
Do you keep the cats? I always kept my channel cats, but the flatheads, blue cats and the yellow cats were usually released. I know they could all taste good, but I preferred the channel cats. Is that a stripped bass? I fished for strippers some, but they weren't plentiful when I was a boy working the lakes and streams where they were later seeded. You're getting your money's worth out of the boat.
No we don't keep anything... the only fish we care to eat are trout, salmon, and flounder... besides, all the water in the Tennessee River is nasty in more ways than one... from sewage to waste from Oak Ridge.
We just like catching big ole fish...catfish are the low hanging fruit, lol... occasionally we might get into a 40 plus pound striper too.