My wife was out of town for the weekend, so when i dropped son Ben off at a friend's house for the afternoon I decided to hit the river for a few hours. It was pretty slow, but I managed to pick up one small blue (about 3 pounds) and then got this nice channel (weighed at 13.5 pounds) on my last stop. We've all seen channels with fat stomachs, but this fish was thick all over. This was probably the fattest, healthiest looking channel I've even seen. I didn't measure the length, but I bet most fish her length would have been closer to 8 pounds. She bled a little from the hook wound, but swam off good and strong. I had a couple more hits there, but missed them. Not a bad few hours on the water. Beats sitting at home or doing yard work!