My son and his friend, in the pic, started the summer break by going after some monster bass. They used some raw deer steak and fished some thick cover. This was the largest of 2, measured 28.25 inches, and tipped the scale at 9lbs. and 4 oz. The second was a little smaller, 26.50 inches, and weighed 8lbs 3 oz. They caught these 2 hogs just minutes apart in a neighbors 40acre lake. Not a bad start for a couple of 13 yr olds.