hey all i dont know if any of you remember me asking questions about the colorado river earlier this week but here it goes. i headed out to the river late on thursday when i got there i set the poles up right away. nothing at all the first night with an all nighter. i was using chicken liver on one pole and a cut up blue gill on the other. then on the second night my buddie an i were sitting near the bank with his pole in the water and BENDO!!!!! he got a nine pound channel cat off of cut dead blue gill. so i was happy for him but really mad because all i wanted was to catch a big cat this weekend. so i went and set my pole up with the same rig ( which i told him to use) and about three minutes later BENDO BENDO!!!!! i have never in my life felt a fish that heavy on my pole. i thought for sure my line was going to snap. then i remembered i switched to 25 pound line and it still felt iffy. well i got it to shore and couldnt believe my eyes. if you look at my avator that is the cat!!!!!!!!! it is a 23 pound ( wieghed on a digital scale) 44" flat head!!!!! can you believe it, this is only my second cat i have ever caught!!! well i would like to thank everyone for thier info on how to catch one of these great fish. in the end i used my own tecnique but the information was still great. thanks all and hope you like the story and the cat.