So a few friends and I were trout fishing on Slippery Rock creek yesterday. We did pretty well, we caught a nice mix of Rainbows and Brown, they were all stockies, but I did hook a nice little smallmouth which put up one heck of a fight on a light spinning rod. Anyways, on to the point... My friend was fishing a spinner, and thought that he had snagged a piece of wood. As he dragged what appeared to be a rather large piece of rotten water logged wood to the shore, we could see that it was a Hellbender Salamander! I don't know if any of you guys have seen one before, but this (non-fish-story estimate) guy was 18"-24" long with a mouth that looked like it could swallow a baseball with ease! Once we realized what it was, we grabbed some gloves (hey, we don't know if they bite or what), and tried to pull it up onto the bank for a picture. It was really heavy, and ended up pulling off the hook before we could get it up there. I've never seen anything like that before...