Not only was this my first blue but also my personal best catfish period. I wish I could have had pictures. 22lbs 15oz. Boy did she fight. I caught her on a shad. I was using a big water 12' ugly stik with a 7000ic3 mounted on it. If a wasn't hooked before you can bet that I am now. I owe this fish to all the knowledge and technique I aquired from my brothers and sisters on th boc.Thanks guys.