Holy schmolly, guys. I went out to Congress Lake today (Hartville OH Stark Co), and at the end of the evening, we saw something turning around in an opening of some pads. We looked at it from afar and was wondering what on earth it could be?!! It looked like a huge catfish turning over and over, or maybe it was a beaver??? We trolled right up next to the commotion to find 2 HUGE SNAPPING TURTLES FIGHTING! They were both GIGANTIC and biting each other. They paid us no mind. My buddy then yells "get the net!". So I, like a dummass, gave him my aluminum tubular frame, telescoping 12', rubber net. It snapped when we got one turtle half way out of the water. I then (from seeing guys like tightliner and others in pics on this and former sites) grabbed the massive turtle by the tail. I have never held a snapping turtle before. It was heavier than my series 31 deep cell battery. I had no idea turtles were this heavy, or I wouldn't have used my net for it. Well this is the deal, there is a list of Country Club members that want the turtles and it is going to be purchased. It buried the scale, which went up to 40 lbs. I need to know what an UNFILTERED live snapper is worth to people. I need to know cause I need to replace my expensive net off the top. There was talk of 80 bucks or more. Is this true??? Unfortunately, I didn't have my camera on me today (re-occurring theme). We had special permission to fish Sunday, and my buddy caught a 6 pounder and we took pics. I brought the camera inside to show the pics and never returned it to my van . Anyways, another good day on Congress, 10 bass, biggest 4 lbs and smallest 1 1/2. All real nice fish. We were using weightless worms or lizards, sliding them across the top of the pads, and letting them drop in the openings. Lots of big fish. Broke off twice on gigantic pike. Please let me know guys. Thanks!