I caught my personal best this past Sunday on a DFW area lake. Weighed 11.95lbs. Was 25-1/8 in length, 19-3/4" girth. Caught in 2-1/2 ft of water on a white swim jig. Water temp was 48 deg. Air temp was 55 deg. Caught on west facing bank. Weather was windy by the sun was shining.
And yes I released her live and healthy for someone else to enjoy.