Haven't given a catfish report lately, just been busy and haven't caught any real big ones or anything. But here's a report for the past 2 days..... 7/11 - We got to the lake around 3:30am, went to the bait hole and caught plenty of shad in a couple throws, which was great since recently bait has been near impossible to catch for us. We were out drifting our spot around 4am, and up until around 5:30am they were biting great. My Dad got a nice 17 pound Blue, and we probably caught about 10 Blues in the 5 pound range. Between the times 5:30am-8am we continued to get a few of those 5 pound Blues, but it was ALOT slower, and around 8 it had completely shut off, couldn't even get a bite. 7/12 - we got to the lake just a little late, around 5:30am, fished until about 9am trying to get a fish, and didn't even catch one blue, we only got like 3 bites the whole time!!! However we made the trip the best we could by going around with the fishfinder trying to find some new spots, and we found one down by Gaston Dam, it's a creek with awesome structure, at the mouth of it, it goes from about 10ft deep to around 60 at one part! So anyway, then we went to take the pontoon out and we were using a small truck since all of our vehicles are broke down....lol And we couldn't pull the boat out of the water because there were a bunch of rocks and stuff making the tires slide, and that boat ramp is already pretty bad because of the angle. There were other big trucks out there that were having trouble as well. So anyway, we parked the boat across the little cove there, and swam back to the ramp and called a friend for help, while we drove around looking for a better boat ramp close by and got some drinks and food, but our friend did not answer, and we ended up sitting in the hot sun until around 4pm!!! And then we still couldn't get help, we even offered some other people there $20 if they could help us get our boat out and they wouldn't, so we decided to try with our truck one more time....this time we went on the left side of the ramp, used a pine tree branch to rake the rocks off the ramp, let air out of the tires, and even put all of our anchors and heavy stuff in the back of the truck to get the tires to grab more, and it worked! So anyway, here are a couple pictures, the 17lb Blue, and a picture of a 5lb I caught just so you can see the size of the ones we caught a bunch of.