Thanks all I was as suprised as anyone. Ive always used Spirex reels they have great drags,lite 6ft. bps rod. I had just respooled reel on way out with new crappie max 8lb. line. Another lucky break was i had already hooked a couple 2 lb blues that had stressed my small crappie jig n water was off colored that day we were seeing lots of shad schools on the sonar, so I had changed my lure to a 1/4 oz head n 1 3/4 inch sassy shad body with a #2 hook in it. Thier was a lot of luck involved still though , first she ran for open water from under a bridge where i was abe to stay directly over her with the TM n then After that it was,a tug of war she kept swimming n it was,quite a bit b4 i got a glimps I was,able to steer her somewhat. Finally she swam by n we were able to net her. I figured it was a big buffalo that I had snagged but after a while n lots of diving for the bottom I knew it was a catfish but I was about 20 lbs off on my size estamate..I would have released her but my scale wouldn't weigh her n i was affair she might die,anyway after what seemed like 45 minutes battle.
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