So I went on my first solo fishing out to the Forebay (much to the, er, chagrin, of the parents), and came back with this!
I was out there from 4:00 to 11:00, and got 2 bites and 2 fish on. The first is seen above, and the second came off due to a faulty hook that was disfigured due to the fish above, which I failed to replace (bummer!).
He fought well. The way we set up is with the sliding weight holder on the main line (10 lb. test), snap swivel, 15 lb. leader, and size 1 or 2 hook.
Definitely ready for more this summer!