As a storm bears down on Bill Lowen, a ray of sunshine peaks through his day of clouds in the form of a 4-pound smallmouth. “Finally!” he yelled. He is able to cull a 1 1/2 pounder and add an adult to the daycare swimming in his livewell. Another four of those and Lowen will be sitting pretty. And I’m sure he won’t mind the impending rain if those sorts of bites keep coming.