I was fishing the little miami river this morning beside a large feeder creek, and with a larger rift about 80 ft in front of me. I was drift fishing with night crawlers hope'in to catch a large channel or bass. About 10 feet before the bobber would met the rift, a large splash occured and the bobber went down. I pulled up and the fish swam to the right of me (which as upstream) for about 10 seconds. Then i reeled him in about 8 ft of shore, but was using 10 pound line and a cheap pole with a bad drag system that didn't eork effectively. The line broke as the fish gave a last hard pull that jerked the pole so hard it created a whiplash that struck my head. I've only been fishing for 1 year and a half, but that was easily the largest fish i've ever fought. Next saturday i'll bring my good poles wit 25 pound line. My questions is what was it. The water was murky so i couldn't get good look at it. It was caught on a night crawler at about 11:00 in the morning so i doubt it was a flathead. It was way too strong for a channel unless it was a plus 25 pounder which are rare. It was also way to strong to be a bass. It couldn't have been a turtle that big because when the bait was hit it made a large but quick and agile splash that wouldn't be possible for a turtle that size. Plus it was swimming really fast up stream which turtles can't. Which leaves the possiblity of a super large gar that happened not bite through the line. A large blue cat. A surgeon, which have been spotted in the little miami before. A very large carp. And the small possibilty that a large flathead hit a drifting nightcrawler at 11:00 in the day. Whats your guess?