Went 59" an I'm guessing 60lbs. I just can't imagine a fatter fish. This was last june out of hammond. We fished smelt mainly on the incoming. fished deep above the bridge, then shallow on the outgoing right off the edge of the flat in a trough, in 10 feet of water.That's were the big one came from. I hooked her and handed the rod to my wife's friend. Good thing she does dragon boats, as the fish had some serious shoulders.
I'll be out there this sunday, so maybe I'll see some of you out there. I'm in a 16' beige starcraft open bow, say hello if you see me.
Good luck, and tight lines!