i just got some pics from a buddy of mine of some trips last year, and there's a channel here that i forgot about. had my older girl hold it up. didn't weigh it, but it looked and felt to be 14-15 pounds, i don't know. it had probably the most swollen eyes i have ever seen on a catfish. bait was cut carp, with garlic and butter, of course, on a size 7 octopus circle.