went fsing with some freinds and new gear and the cats were ready. yes the water was higher than usual but man the cats were hungry. with in 15 minutes of getting into spot we had our first run with a small 8 lb blue. than another rod went off witha nice cat that broke 30 lb leader line due to a tree stump. but he wil be there to be caught again. next was my turn and man was this cat nice. she weighted in at 56lb and was 49 inches long with a 30 inch girth. yes i said 56 lbs. lost 2 more in that size range due to trash flowing down river but did get one more cat to us in about 10 lb range. we only fished about 4 hours and man was it worth it. will post pics ion morning. hope you all had good luck too.