Caught on the Susquehanna River just a couple of hours ago. Not a monster, but I am as happy as a piggy in poop! 19-1/2" in length with a 10" girth. I don't have a scale, but using the formula he comes in at 2-1/2 pounds (though he seemed heavier). I was bank fishing using a Carolina rig with a 1 oz egg sinker. Bait was a 4" bluegill hooked through the back between the dorsal and the tail with a 8/0 Gamakatsu Octopus Circle hook. Also caught a slightly smaller channel, using the same rig and bait. The gills were the only bait that worked tonight. We also tried crawlers, shrimp, and chicken livers. Yes, that's a leaf. I didn't realize it at the time, but when I layed him in the grass to measure him, it stuck. Fish was CPR.