Let me start out by saying I went to gander on Friday and bought a new ultralight and reel. First time I've spent decent money on a rod and reel. Headed out for some post spawn crappie. Been on vacation so didn't know the lake had been drawn down. I hate that. Water was 77 and all my favorite spots were no good anymore (now too shallow) so I headed for deep water. Tried many different depths with minnows and roadrunners, and beetle spins and could only managed dinks. Finally I headed to a bridge and was in about 30 fow. I was down about 10-12 feet or so and I didn't feel anything but I noticed my line moving sideways quite quickly so I set the hook. My new ultralight bent in half immediately. I started considering cutting the line before it breaks. But I had to see it. After a couple of minutes I finally got it to surface. A nice big ol snapping turtle. Here I thought I was going to catch one nice fish before I got home. It was hooked under the shell but I had to cut the line anyway cuz the bastard tried to take my hand off. There's always next time.