Well after lucking out on the river we decided to hit up some lake cats while throwing baits for bass. Even though it was raining, we caught several smaller bass, and I hooked one on a spinner that was at least 4lbs but she threw the bait. I'd almost forgot about the line we had out for cats when I looked over to see it buckle over! I ran over, made sure the fish was on, and he was deep in a snag! A couple decent manuvers(pulling like there was nothing to lose!), the fish freed up and I battled him to shore. Beautiful dark, 12lb channel! Not the blue I was hoping to catch on the river, but I'm not complaining...oh yeah, then we got some other neat "catches" on the way out!