Went to Hoover with my Brother in law this weekend had a pretty good and interesting day. Caught 15 or so Crappie, most around 10 inches, a couple cats(27 in. channel, 19 in. flathead) and a couple bass. The most interesting part of the trip was about 5 min. after getting on the water. I saw a good sized fish come to the surface not too far from the boat, we both cast at the fish and it acted like nothing happened. I figured maybe it was a carp, but it came close to the boat and we actually netted it. It was a 19 inch large mouth bass! It looked to be blind and pretty beat up, it was bleeding some and its eyes were all messed up, looked hazy and coarse. We let it go not sure what to do. A friend said maybe it was in a scrap with a large cat feeding off the same area, my thought is it would have to be one hell of a cat to put a bite on this fish's head.