She barely fit through the 10" hole, probably wouldn't have fit out a 8" hole. The biggest freshwater fish I have caught to date. Couldn't have done it without my fishin buddy. Spent all weekend on this lake and only caught 5 fish. One burbot and two very nice Lakers. Also two average lakers. My buddy caught a nice 12 lb burbot too, man was he good eats. Too give you perspective, I am 6'6" 260lbs.