After yesturday brothers, I am a firm believer that trophy cats can be caught in the day I took fresnofishfan around 10 pm over to the honey hole to show him a few spots. His uncle and brother was back at the pump fishing. Well I told him lets soak a few lined since we were over there. He had to get back soon since they were leaving around 2 am. We fished 30 min and fishfan landed the biggest cat so far. It was a smiggon over 5# He was stoked! They left and I got busy setting up my lil camp for the night. Went to sleep around 4 am (it got chilly) I was burnt out so I missed the sun coming up and crawled out and hooked up some DK on my 9 ft ugly stick and bait runner. started getting some hits and around 9 am after an hour of nibbles I was about to get up and rebait when my pole bent downand all of a sudden my pole popped up and my bell flew about 20 ft and almost hit me. I brabbed my pole and the fight was on!!!!I have 30# spider and that cat was pulling my drag it sounded like a motor fought it for 15 min but my net was aways from me and when the cat surfaced out about 20-30 yards out I knew right then and there I needed the net. Thank God for riverbuds awesome pole holders I quicly stuck my pole back in and ran and got the net. I managed to play the fish in to net it. I tried with my left hand to scoop the cat up and the hook came flying out : the fish was so big it was kind of stuck in the 3 ft of water and I attemted to net the cat again when the cat seen the net or me it took its huge tail and did a splash like a muscrat and off it went. It was well over 20# no daught. My arm has shaking from the strenght of the fight, my heart was beating quick. I have hooked huge fish that did the same thing, but could never land them since they always swim to a structure and get tangled up and then resorting to cutting my line I seen this cat, I don't know if it is the same one, or others, but several buddy's have caught huge fish and they always take the line to this one spot and then it's over It was the coolest thing even though it "got away". That cat deseved to win that battle, but next time I will win the WAR !