I was on a two day trip with the wife, we were pulling in a lot of smaller fish like 10's and 20's, so we were having a lot of fun. Then the rod went, the one I only have 30lb line on. I started bringing him in, but he wouldn't come up the longer I fought him the more I relized this isn't a little guy. After about fifteen mins. he finally came in. I own the biggest net I could find, well it wasn't big enough. But we got him in. And I am buying a bigger net.