I had a chance to fish one of our east Texas private lakes on the morning of July 3rd with my cousin and Nephew. It was an awesome morning as we each caught a good one. About an hour before I got an 8.45 I had a GIANT on. She came out of the water like Shamu at Sea World and then wrapped me 10 seconds later. I was heartbroken and sat silent for 15 minutes. An hour later I got a bit of redemption with an 8.45, but nothing like the one that got away. Oh what could have been.