These ones were small enouph to winch in with 80 pound dacron. They are the hardest fighting freshwater fish I know of. In November it takes about 30 minutes of play to get one in or you loose the hook. The monster 50 pounders are very difficult to land, unless the water is 32F, or in a boat.
They mostly run down stream until your line is stripped off the reel, when bank fishing. But boats scare them off. So that leaves a bank docked canoe. To land them with. Too risky in ice water.
These guys can jump about 6 feet out of the water. That is alot, maybe 10x their weight in dynamic loading, 50 pound kevlar, spider wire. Makes my pole the weak link.
Last year after fish # 6, my reel was busted. The hand crank sheared off.