All my Dad has ever wanted was to catch and land a monster cat. He's not much of a fisherman and has lost a few nice channels. T o him a 24" channel is a big cat. So for a Fathers day "gift" I took him out on the river and set him all up. It wasn't long and boom !! the fight was on !! pelling line from the reel it was a good 15 min. fight. In the end it was 40 inches and 30 Lbs. !!! 9 lbs bigger than my best !! Oh well , Happy fathers day dad.