I tried ballooning out at the first part of my day and nothing for 2 hours at a new spot and then decided to hit my usual and with wind in my face. Boy did it pay off. I casted about 60 yard out only and water was 10-15 FOW! And Yes CPR!! I know some of you will ask!! lol This is only my second big fish ever. I did not have a scale but it felt like 45-50 +. My first one was back in December last year at was 38 lbs. On a roll I guess. Ive been trying to catch a biggun for 4 years now! lol Im more patient and letting the bait sit longer instead of checking it all the time. This was caught on 85 lb braid and a 3 way right and a 6 OT Gamu Octopus Circle hook and a shad head!! I alway caught seven smaller first that I took home to hit the grease!!