I just want to say..thank you all for your great comments. i am still totally psyched on this catch...I have to share that I am right now the person with the State (AZ)record for Fish of the year (Catch and Release category), I do not beat the State Record, but for right now, that'sokay. It will give me a goal. Before it was for the big catfish, but now I am hooked on getting the Bass.
You all are the greatest.
Have fun fishing