Big is a realitive term here ladies and gents, but heres what i conisder my first big catfish. Was late may, fising below a low water dam on a small river. We had a ton of rain anf the water was a roaring. Had caught several smaller fish and had them on a stringer. Afew buddies had showed up around 10 or 11 to fish abit. I had 3 rods out, one with a 10" bullhead out on the edge of the current seem. 3 am rolls around and i tell my buds im giving it 30 more minutes and im calling it. No sooner had i said that the ugly stik with the big bullhead doubles over. I run and grab it and the fish starts taking drag, told em it was agood one. After a short battle buddy lips the fish and i help drag itup the muddy bank. Measured 46" long, old spring scale said 48 pounds but take it with a grain of salt. Was released to fight another day.