A new world record Blue Cat was caught near ALTON, IL in 2005. Man, I hope this doesn't get out. It could draw even more attention to our Alton fishery than even the revelation that some guy has been catching a few 50+ pounders near the dam. Or that a couple of locals were seen trying to fish near the dam gates where blue cats have been rumored to stack up in the summer. Another fatal blow to the local fishery was dealt when a careless forum poster revealed the presence of man-made structures in the river near this same area. Prior to this faux paus it had been known by only very few lucky fishermen that some of these structures can provide ideal fish habitat.