Went fishing today with my dad at the lake . After about 10 minutes when we got to our spot we see a tiny lil channel swimming on top of the water and we noticed a lil growth on him but with a closer look that growth ended up being a 4 foot long cottonmouth that had bit into the fish's head . The snake would bring the cat onto the shore and try to turn the cats head and then he would go back down in the water . The whole thing lasted like 20 minutes before the fish somehow swam away and left a very mad and hungry snake to go cry in a corner . The fish was no more than 7-10 inches long and we never saw the fish again or the snake Fishing was real slow today for us but my dad did land 2 channels the first one was 3 lbs and the second one was close to 6 lbs . He also caught a tiny bass and i had a tiny bass on but he got off . We were fishing with large minnows about 2 - 3 inches long and fished them 4 - 5 feet down under a bobber .