This was a really awesome catch for me, because I've been trying to break 10 pounds for a long time. I had caught a catfish out of this lake the year before that went about 7 and a half and I knew that there were even bigger ones in here because I had seen a guy catch one that put this one to shame. Catfish have always been one of my favorite fish to catch and I was pretty determined to catch a big one over the summer. This entire year me and my buddies had been getting light bites while fishing for cats but we couldn't catch anything that broke the 3 pound barrier. And then at about 10:30 on a stormy summer night this guy came along and started ripping off drag! It was a great fight and the catfish was safely released. The bait used was the tail of a bluegill on what I like to call a "poor man's carolina rig"