I was in a small pond they were draining and cleaning. There were many small snappers and when the water got real low a bigger one came out in the mud. I had a hook and sinker with dough I had used in a larger pond. When the turtle went back into the mud I put it in his face and he snapped on. After dragging him half way through the mud he managed to pull the hook out. I put the now empty hook in his face again and hooked him even better. After pulling him around in the brown water I cut the line and released him.