I'll never stop getting a kick out of watching a youngster catch a big fish. We haven't been able to get out at good fishing times lately, so this after-dark trip was a little consolation prize. This is a pretty good channel cat and he brought it in carefully on 8lb mono. The drag was set too tight, so I was impressed with his patience. It was too big to fit on the metal stringer clasps, so we tied it to the other end (of course, he wanted to eat his prize). I don't think it will kill us It's just over 26", so that's a Fish Ohio for him!