When I hooked him, just felt like a snag. Then my line started moving sideways. Suddenly my pole bent double and he started spooling like it was nothing. Finally ...more got him stopped about 3/4 of the line. Then he just sat. Couldn't move him. Sat like that for 5 minutes before I started pumping him in. Took about 15minutes to get him to the boat. Another 5 minutes trying to fit him in the net and get him in the boat. Now that was some fun!!!