I was wondering if this has ever happened to you guys. I was fishing with BigCatSteve's brother Ray at a lake here about 5 minutes from my house. Now we knew there were some monster fish in this lake, i had caught a 10 pound flathead and a couple smaller blues. So I tell Ray to grab the biggest BLuegill we have out on a float,(this being the guy whose first time going fishing caught a 25 pound FLathead) We watched the bobber go nuts for about 20 minutes, when suddenly we watched it go hard right and disappeared. By the time Ray took one step to grab the pole the fish was already ripping drag out of the pole. He set the hook and got a hairball do to the force the cat was running. I watched as he got the tangle undone not seeing the float appear. I then said set it again he did and the fish got pissed. It made a be line for the opposite side of the lake. Ray couldnt turn the fish around and he snapped 30 pound fireline like a firecracker, he's still upset from this. Im just trying to figure out how big the fish was, i;ve had a boat out on the lake and its about 26 feet deep with 2 beaver dams, and is 3 to 5 acres large. Does anyone else have any stories of the fish that wouldn turn around?