Was fishing with my normal fishing partners, my wife cindy, and our good friend Sheila in a city park in Fargo ND. About 6:00 Sat evening,I had one rod baited for carp farther out, and one close to the bank with a chunk of cut sucker on it. The rod with the cut bait did a slow pull, release, then I saw lots of slack. I picked it up the line tightened up, so I set the hook and knew instantly that I was into a good one. Started out slow and I just slowly started lifting it up. When it got close to the surface right in front of me it woke up, left a huge boil, and proceeded to scream line from my reel. Out and back, up and down, twice tried to get to a down tree, twice turned just before it could reach it. I sat there in my chair laughing and grinning. My fishing partners freaked when they saw how big it was. My wife cindy is standing at the bank with the net. When he comes up and rolls right at her feet she squealed, dropped the net and jumped back. "I'm not going to try to net that monster, give me your rod, YOU net it". No no no no no, ok forget it, sit down I'll get him in. So I just sat there in my chair laughing like a crazy man and played him to a standstill. Then slid his nose up on the mud and eventually was able to slip the net up on him from behind and hoist him up the bank. 13 pounds even on my new Berkley 0-50 scale. New personal best that I can say for certain how much it weighed. Certainly the best for me so far this year. And if not bigger than cats I've caught in days gone by at least AS big as any I've caught. Its been a while coming but it was worth the wait. Sharing it with my fishing partners just made it that much sweeter. We'll laugh for years about this one I think.