inches - not pounds. I caught 4 tiny flats from 18 to 24" from 9 to 11 this evening. Being the genius that I am, I left my goldfish at home by accident All was not lost as I did have a few dozen nightcrawlers with me. I put anywhere from 3 to 6 nightcrawlers on the hook. A 5lb channel cat was landed and I missed 3 or 4 steady runs. At least I didn't get skunked.