Thanks guys ! It was an epic catch ! Not going to lie rod, line, and reel combo whipped fish fairly quick. I was using Gloomis NRX 804s XMR rod, 20lbs suffix 832 braid, and a Shimano Ci4+ 4000hg reel. That rod is my " WAR rod" ! From bass to huge cats, it's the most amazing rod I have used. Just a donkey slayer. Still smiling !!! Love it!!