This question may seem odd to some but I am very curious. I fish in a small ten foot jon boat with a trolling motor. That little boat is not the most sturdy thing. I have hooked some 15 pound catfish that really make my boat move around. I am wondering if I get lucky this season and hook into a monster can I even get it into my boat? I have never hooked a 40 or 50 pounder and I am not sure what I am in for. I just planned on putting my hand in its mouth and pulling it in the boat. Just curious if anyone has any advice or stories about big fish and little boat. I hope I have not done too many posts since recently becoming a member. I just like the fact so many people love to talk about catfishing. If anyone seen my earlier post of my boat and kids please don't call the state on me it was only a joke.