I was out fishing @ my usual hangout lastnight. The rain was relentless but the bite was too. I had to contend w/ the walleye anglers who like to stand in the water, right on top of my bait sometimes, so I waded out in the water myself. I had 9 nice cats on the stringer and was nailing lots of small ones as my buddy stayed on shore. He played on his cell phone most of the night then griped about not catching any fish(hmmmmm). Anyways, I felt a bump against my leg and looked down in the water thinking it was one of the many carp in the resevoir but seen nothing. After a few minutes I felt the bump on my foot and again seen nothing. We figured we would give it another half hour before we loaded up to leave then I got into another school of keeper sized cats. A couple of walleye anglers came down w/ their wives and posted up next to us and began to comment on the nice mess of fish I had. I went to add another cat to my stringer and had a hard time pulling it in!!!!!!!!!!! I thought the fish made their way into some weeds or a snag but that was'nt the case here. The bumps I kept feeling as I stood in the water was from a monster snapping turtleoooh: who was now clamped onto my fish and refused to let go. It took 2 of us to pull my stringer in and we could'nt believe th size of this turtle. He or she was not happy to be out of the water and I was'nt happy that it destroyed 2 of my hard earned fish. A small crowd began to gather around and I was wishing I had my camera. "I can't believe how big it is!" one lady said. This thing was hard to measure due to it's long neck and large head but we figured it to be @ least 65 to 75 pounds with a shell that was @ least 35" across. I have heard that turtle taste like 5 different meats but have never cleaned or eatin one before. I lost a couple of fish but still have my toes....LOL! Does anyone have a cleaning technique and recipe for turtle?:002: thanx 4 reading!