Ok, I live in Erie, just off of Lake Erie, which is where I do most of my fishing. I'm sure alot of you know it for the Steelhead fishing. What you may not hear about is the big cats in the lake. We do pretty well at the mouths of the tribs. Its not uncommon to catch a 20 to 25 pound channel. A little over a month ago a couple guys were small mouth fishing in Presque Isle Bay using big chubs which work very well in that area. They caught a big channel while fishing that measured 40 inches. Of course they didn't weigh it before releasing it, but they really didn't know what they had. This is only 7 1/2 inches shorter than the world record of 58 pounds (23 pounds heavier than PA record). Could this have beaten the 35 pound 2oz. state record? What do you guys think?