I guess all my fishing life I have been a "panfish" fisherman. I have run trot lines, bank poles, etc, and end up with nothing bigger than 4-5 lb channels. Had an uncle that was into hand fishing, or noodling, as its called here. I had the occasion to help eat a 30# he plucked, and it was nasty. Fat greasy ol thing. That said, what does one do with those monsters I see here. BTW, I've never even seen one bigger than that 30#'er in real life... Don't get mad at me... Misfortune comes to all men and most women. --Chinese Proverb.