Whoooa what a morning. MAn did I hook a gaint this morning. I found a bunch of fish on the bottom and decided to try it. At first I caught several stripers. Then afew channels. Then the big boy hit. Right when I set the hook I knew I had a big one. He never ran too far but decided to fight right around the boat. Man did he cause one heck of a mess with other rods. I was going over the top of them undernieth and everything else. After fighting this fish for 20min, I started getting tired. I relised when he was straight below the boat, I couldn't bring him up. I was like dam, how big is this fish. After about 10 more min, I saw a bunch of air bubbles come up. Then he went and wrapped around the back anchor line. I just released the anchor, so it was slack line. After that I slowly pulled him to the surface. When I first saw this fish I really got scared. I got him in the boat and wanted to take a break but couldn't. As I was fighting that blue, another rod went down, so i just engaged the clicker and let him run. That was a mistake, it was a striper, he took about all the line on that reel. The bluecat weighted out at 75lbs. Man what a fish. That thing really whipped my ass. I had a old timer who was crappie fishing take the pictures. Catfishrus will post them later. See-ya.