We think it was between 6-7 pounds. It was caught in a pond in an experimental forest run by NC State in North Carolina. I went out there Mt. Biking and happened to look in this little lilly pad covered pond and saw this fish swirl. When I got back to the car I called Monster #1 and told him to come pronto. He nailed the fish on his first cast with a clouser minnow, we snapped a couple of pics, revived Mrs. Bucketmouth, high fived and called it a good day. I grew up fly fishing for bream, bass, crappie and carp, you should definitely try it out.