a buddy of mine went channel cat fishing sunday with a friend of his and they loaded up! they wound up with 37 nice channels ! he said they had several in the 8-10 # class! thats pretty freakin big for these parts. the real thing i wanted to share with you guys is what they found when cleaning some of these fish. now first off, i dont condone killing and eating channel cats of the 8-10# class, i will not clean one over 2#, but they did find out something interesting. my buddy said they cleaned several of the fish and they cut their stomachs open to see what these fish were feeding on. he said most of them had bluegill about 2-3" long in them. none of them had shad, which is what they were all caught on. the really freaky thing is what they found in the 10 pounder. he said it had a \really big something in it and when they cut it open he said it had a crappie in iut that measured 8 " long. but thats not all. he said the crappies head and tail had already been digested so he estimated that it had a 10- 11 " crappie in its belly! now i know flatties will eat fish this large but we are talking about a channel cat. he said he didnt even see how it got it in its mouth! has anybody else ever found stuff this size in channels?