I've been keeping records all year, and I realized I was within 7 fish of catching 1000 blue cats on rod and reel in 2007! We are having extremely warm weather (ending tonight), so I thought I'd take advantage of the approaching front and find some nice cats. Wrong! They were scattered all over and were really hard to find, and the big fish were gone. I took a friend for ballast, and between us we caught 15 small cats today, the largest being 10 pounds, and a number of them were under 1 pound! Luckily, I managed 8 fish, so I reached 1000 blue cats for 2007, although #1000 was a tiny little blue. Geez, 1000 blue catfish in a year! Who'd have thought it???!!