I actually had a fish on a short time later that would have dwarfed that one. It gulped up the same spider in that photo. I saw the take,but never really saw the whole fish. I'm pretty sure it was a bass. It gave a strong steady pull. He took me into the backing twice,but, no jumps. Finally after tightening and loosening the drag, Palming the spool and everything else I knew to do, the line popped. When I checked the tippet, it was badly chafed, so I'm thinking Bass. There are some gianormous grass carp in there,but dont think they would chafe a line.
I was standing there talking to the landowner when the fish hit and he was freaking out. We both saw the take,but again, not well enough to ID the fish positively. If it was a Bass, it would have been well over 8,just judging from what I did see of the body