I was out fishing a new spot by myself. The bites had been pretty aggressive, but they were short biting the bait. Well, this big female got just enough. When I got her close to shore I could see she was hooked at the base of her large whisker. Without a net and being by myself, I was sure she was a goner. Luckily, I was able to get her to belly up. That's when I was able to get a grab her bottom lip and pull her ashore.
Species: Channel Catfish
Date Caught: 06/11/2013
Kept / Released: Released
Region of Catch: Region 1
Lure / Bait used: Bait | Cut Sucker