well this sounds like a stretcher, but i have witnesses... here goes- i was fishin down at denison dam below texoma the other day. the water is rushing out fast, making the fishing tough. my buddy got a 7 pound cat on and thought it was bigger because of the current. i was in the slack water on the other side of the tailrace, so i put on my baitclicker and leaned my rod against the dam wall. got down to the end of the wall, pulled my buddy's fish up for him. when i came back to my spot, this guy sitting there was all amazed, and said 'a fish just kerked you rod in the water. it was skippin across the surface pretty fast, must have been a big one.' well i had the clicker on and figured this guy was trying to jack my rig, so i got ticked pretty quick. didn't see my stuff anywhere, and my heart sank. that was a berkely reflex with n abu 6000 on it, one of my favorite poles. i started walking down the dam wall, pretty mad, when i saw a guy with some braided line he had reeled in, fixin to cut it. i said wait, and untangled my line and started pulling it in. about the time i seen my pole comin up, the line in the other hand pulled prett hard and cut the heck out of my hand. i kept at it and got my rod, and immediately felt a pretty good fish on there. it was pullin line off my reel like nobody's buisness! the line was out all the way down to the backing, and i had to get it all back on the reel. fought that fish 15 minutes before we could see what it was... a big ol spoonbill. i got him within 15 feet of the steps and my arms were cramping and i was sweating pretty good. then he snapped my 60 pound braid. guess i horsed him too much you think? everyone that had gathered behind me started whooping and hollering about me losing that big fish, but i was all smiles. kissed my pole a few times and said 'i don't give a rip about that fish, i love this friekin pole!' they got a kick out of that, for sure. the folks watchin said it was between 5 and 6 feet. looked that big to me. i have only caught spoonbills to 35 pounds, but that one definitely would have been my r&r pb for any type of fish. just wanted to share this with yall brothers and sisters, hope you enjoyed.