I went catfishing with my friend Chris tonight. It was pretty slow at first, with a short, fat mud cat (yellow bullhead) and a few hits but no takers. We then put on some fresh shad we got with the castnet, (2" long, so we fit 3 on a circle hook). After a while, we aren't even thinking about catfishing when my pole goes crazy and the drag is screaming. I jumped over, as I am sure many of yall are familiar with this situation, and started workin in the circle hook. 5 pounds, its only 5 pounds. No, man, its about 7-8, I'll say 9 pounds. (one long drag-screaming run) No, no no its definately at least 13 pounds!!! Well, to say the least, the fight lasted about 5 minutes and it was a 15pound 5 ounce blue cat. Pretty big for a 3 acre pond, huh? They say there are twenties in there, but this is my new personal best over the 11 pounder caught this past summer. Sorry the pictures aren't great, my camera is horrible in low light conditions.