I caught this at the lake right before you get to mark twain lake at the resort last year. Not a very good close up shot. I think it was around 28-30 inches . I had a little crappy scale I don't think was very accurate. It said like 8 or 9 pounds, damn it was fat though. I went home and put a 10 lb barbell weight on the scale and it was read 8 pounds. But i've caught a few eight pounders before and they were shorter and not as fat. Just curious how big you'll thought it looked?