"He probably snagged it."
He didn't necessarily snag it.
A couple weeks ago Bryan Bronswyk hooked into a humpy monster on the Vedder that hit his colorado spinner with a vengeance. I know the fish wasn't snagged as it was hooked in slack water, and the hook of the colorado was embedded deeply inside its mouth. It also put up quite the fight. Although Bryan's fish was far from being a world record, it was certainly a contender for at least a 2007 Vedder record. That fish couldn't have been any smaller than 10 pounds. I wish I had taken a picture of it, but you know...those humpies are not exactly photogenic.
So, unless you are certain that the fish was snagged, I wouldn't make such statements. Makes it sound like sour grapes more than anything else.