Took my little boy and my fiance to metro past saturday. We set up the poles, and my sond and my lady were fishing off the bottom using perch rigs and crawlers. I was walking around casting a spinner nearby, talking to a bunch of guys who were also getting skunked as it seemed. She goes to check the worms and starts slowly retrieving it. About 15 feet from the shore, she yells, honey i think i got something huge. So I run up there, and what do you know. The pole is bent in half, and she is trying to get it to release. Total snag! She hand the pole over so i can give it a shot before we cut the line. Move it to left or right no luck. At the same time, i felt something vibrating at the end. (fireline does a great job transmittting vibration due to its stiff characteristics). So I think to myself.. Holly Jesus, is it an asian carp or something sitting under the rocks? I figured the best thing to do is give it a few minutes and try retrieving it unexpectedly in a totally different direction, and thats what we did. I walked about 40 feet to the right and started yanking the pole. And all of a sudden i feel something huge and heavy slowly coming along. Ohh no, she caught a dead body or a tire... or a stump im thinking to myself. It took some time to bring it closer to shore and guess what emerged right infront of my eyes? A HUGE swamp turtle holding a baby catfish in its' mouth! And when i say huge, I mean HUGE. I had two gentelman help me remove the turtle from the water in an attempt to retrieve the tackle and the fish that was stuck in his throat. Meanwhile my 5 yearold and the girlfirned are doing the happy fisherman dance lol. It was very very heavy, and between 3 guys we had a hard time carrying it up and holding him down. We succesfuly unhooked him and released him back into the wildUnfortunately, in the rucus we did not take a picture. Just took a picture of a chewed up baby cat after the fact. If i were to estimate the weight of this moster, i must say it was closer to 100 lbs. I have seen big turtles before but this one was a lochness monster! Caugh by my fiance on 4 LB Test fireline!!!