Caught my first blue cat last night about 12:15am fishing off the bank in a private lake. We had only been fishin there for about 15 minutes when my rod started getting tugged on real slow and gentle. Then all a sudden it just shot down and I set the hook and felt this nice blue on the end of my line. After about a 5 minute fight i got him to the bank. Weighted 35 pounds. My rod and reel were a 10 foot spinning rig with 30 pound test and a 6/0 octopus hook. Bait was cut creek chubs. Fun fish to catch and my first blue cat.