What started off as a bad day with two flats on the truck from some construction nails ended with a bang. Chuck and Tom Dewey been fishing with me for long time and tonight was exceptional. Things started off a little slow with 7 or 8 in the box , then we fished for some hybrids for a bit catching 5 or 6 keeping 3 of em'. Couple moves later and we found the fish. Chuck and Tommie ended with 33 nice cats and 3 hybrids but it wasn't till we called it a night and Tommie said "one more cast". Wham- lighted bobber under. Chuck was sitting down , I was get things packed up and Tommie kept fighting this fish. Tom's rod was doubled over something fierce. Chuck and I were giving him a hard time, saying just get the fish in. Not listening to us Tommie played him out on the spinning gear and got him near the boat after a couple minutes and then CHuck and I realized it was a good channel. Got him in the boat and thought it might be close to the Lake Record of 7.4 oz. Turned out Tommie did it. 8.0 lbs on the nose, 27 1/4' long. Beautiful Channel and New Pending Water Body Record for Braunig Lake.Thanks Tommie and Chuck and it couldn't have happened to finer gentlemen. All cats on Danny Kings Punchbait fishing shallow and hybrids on artificials. Congrats again to Tommie for beautiful Channel Cat.