Place- Ninnescah River, south central Kansas Gear- Zebco 33 Rhino/Rhino Glotip rod, 10# mono with a bass casting sinker and a 3/0 circle hook Bait- 2" dead green sunfish that had been marinating in garlic salt I found a promising spot under a bridge, baited up & cast in. I was baiting my other rod, when the line suddenly started SCREAMING out against the drag like I'd snagged a motor boat. Yeehaw! :cool2: I fought that dang thing (channel cat) for a solid 45 minutes, including a couple of very close calls involving a brush pile...but I finally was able to get his front end into my landing net. The back half didn't fit! I ended up clubbing him with a hunk of driftwood so I could get it on shore before one or both of us went into the river LOL. I do not know what he weighed, but I have a large fish basket and he would not fit thru the opening. The length has got to be close to 36" (I have no tape measure..grr). :0a5: I left soon afterwards, as the heat and bugs were getting to me- but I got some monsterous fillets off that fish that will probably last me for a week! I just wish I had a camera so I could have taken a few pics of this brute before I dressed him out for dinner. As I mentioned above, this is a channel cat (forked tail, wrong head for a flattie) but he had exactly the same greenish/yellow mottled color that a flattie has. Bizarre.