Caught a shortnose tonight, no scales but he was 42inches long and 18 around. Caught him on a circle hook with a treble stinger on a dead threadfin. Was fishing for cats in spring creek. Hooked into him 3 times, thrid time is the charm though. Just as me and April where putting up gear she said you got a hit on the penn again. I let it run with it till it double over and knew I had a good fish. When he broke water I saw it was a gar and thought I had a decent gator but when I got on the shore I saw a monster shortnose!!