It all started with a broken boat and a cancelled fishing trip. I was having fishing withdrawals so I decided that we were fishing, no matter what. I took it upon myself to fix the Death Barge II and made it water tight again, while River Rat was at work. We got on the water at about 4:30 pm and by 6:30 pm I had 4 fish in the boat with the biggest being 28 pounds. River Rat got upset because all the fish were on my side of the boat and he told me that he was going to beat my PB (33lbs) with his first fish. About five minutes later he reeled in a nice 38 pounder and rubbed it in my face like a dirty diaper. It was not to long after that when my pole bent over and I began to reel in a fish that I knew was not even close to the 38 pounder that Rat just boated. Then all the sudden my Catfish Safari pole turned into a yellow rainbow and line started to peel. I handed Rat the pole that was already in my hands and grabbed for the yellow rainbow. After about 15 minutes of reeling with sweat running down my face, my hands cramping and stopping for a break or two, there it was the most beautiful sight in a fishermens world, a huge Blue. Rat made a great attempt to get the MONSTER in the net but I told him there is no way its going to fit in that 24 net you better use your hands. Rat reached over the back of the boat and with all of his strength he muscled in my new personal best. With Rat being so tired and him having a weak left arm I weighted the 83.94 pound fish all by myself. After a few pics the beauty was returned to the water so that he/she could grow to be a 100+ pound fish someday. In closing I would like to say that in approximately 12 hours of fishing we boated 27 fish with the smallest being 14 pounds with a combined weight of over 600 pounds. It was a night to remember and I apologize to everyone that myself or Rat woke up at 2:30 in the morning with the text messages.