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...... a 15 lb. Cat must have quite a tug to it I'd imagine .
I've not caught one that heavy although I'm aware they can get much heavier even . I have fished for them a little here and there and been happy with 6-8 lb.er's from mountain rivers . It's not that they don't get larger in these rivers because they do . I think a 50 lb.er or so was caught by a guy who fishes them (specifically) , made the state record a year or so ago in basically the same area I've caught the smaller ones .
Good luck next time out .