So my buddy and I are fishing down the bank at CB about 2 weeks ago and he hooks a small fish on a lizard. As he is unhooking the fish I look down the shoreline and see a massive swirl. I point to the swirl and tell him to hurry up and gets his bait rerigged so he can throw at the area.
I step on the PP button to raise the poles and we start drifting that way. His fish has swallowed the hook so he is messing with it trying to get the hook out without hurting the fish. I step on the troll motor to get us closer to the spot and I see another giant swirl from an obviously giant fish chasing his breakfast.
It's not the kind of swirl that throws water into the air, its the kind that looks like a manatee just kicked its tail to move forward a few feet.
Robert finally gets the fish unhooked and redoes his lizard. By now I have pinned the boat in the area where I had seen the commotion. We fish for maybe 5 minutes and all of a sudden I look down and this enormous bluegill floats up literally beside my boat! I kneel down and pick it up. The fish was still alive but just barely.
So I am 6' 1" and have pretty large hands so you can kind of tell how big this thing is.
Look closely at the scales missing off the side of this bluegill and tell me how big you think the fish was that had attempted to swallow it whole.
And just to remind you, there are no catfish, no gar, no crappie, no rough fish of any kind in CB.