Was at cowan this morning 6:30am,back in the little coves to the right of the ramp.I'm pitching a buzz bait up through the pads.I just made a long cast and guiding my lure through the pads i glance up and see a big bird coming low across the water,first thought is a loon.I start thinking,is this loon going to turn or run into me and at the same time it picks my buzz bait up out of the water!!My line snaped tight and the lure fell in the water.It wasn't a loon but a BIG OWL !!! It must have surprised the owl too,when the line went tight i went oh $$$$,the owl lost his ballance,landed on a small bush,about fell in the water.He flew up on a big tree limb and a bunch of birds took after him and he flew off,i thought.I shook my head and cast again,he came out of the trees after the lure again!! I stopped the lure and let it sink,he flew over it,then up into the woods where i couldn't see him.He did this two more times.My question is can you catch a 20lb owl on 8lb test?