Thank goodness for gift cards! Had a $50 Bass Pro Shops card and put it to good use Sunday. Bought my 1st Catfish rod and reel. Been using a medium action rod with 6lb line and that just wasn't doing the job.....lost a 5lb blue on Saturday. Went to the Marshall Steam Plant Hot Hole after work yesterday. Used large live minnows and landed these 2 cats! For me - these are my best! Caught both on my new rod and it sure did a good job!! The biggest one was 26 inches. Unsure on their weight...what do you think!