Fished the river today. We started out trying to catch big catfish and did not get a bite. We decided to see if we could catch a big striper and before long we hooked a giant fish. We fought the fish for about 10 minutes and the fight was really over but then the hook came lose. The was exhausted and laying on its side about 30 yards from the boat and all we could do was watch it roll back upright and swim off. The fish looked to be 30+ LBS. Luckily we boated a 23 LB striper about a hour later.