I caught several ops yesterday at the river but this is the only one that I kept. The others were small and full of eggs. I thought this one was a male because he was so skinny but it turned out to be a female with just a handful of eggs in it. It weighed 30 pounds. I caught it against a steep bank with slow moving water on a 6/0 circle hook. This is the largest I have caught out of the river and about the 3rd largest op that I have caught ever.