I caught this 41 lb. Flathead last night. Unfortunately, he was gut hooked. He must have inhaled and swallow the bluegill pretty fast. He ran really slow for about 10 sec then he picked up the pace - that's when I set the hook. I could see about half of the hook in his gullet, but I just couldn't get it out without ripping up his throat. I ended up having to leave it in him. He seemed fine when I turned him loose. I hope it makes it. Will the black nickel finished King Kahles rust out? I feel awful about it, but I guess that will happen from time to time.