I'd flyfished during lunch yesterday and had a HUGE bass on for quite a while before it finally spit the hook. So, after work I decided to try another pond to see if I could entice any bass there. I didn't see any bass. But I did have a strike that smashed the fly, making a huge boil, and then it took off like a freight train! I was several minutes before I even got to see what the heck this fish WAS. Then I saw the tail...Catfish! Great fight! 28"...a conversion table I found suggests a weight of 10.6 lbs.