I keep reading that right now the blues are on the beds and just getting ready to come off. Most of where I see folks saying that is regarding MO river fishing. My question is would that pretty much sum up the whole area's spawn season conditions? I know, I know, Smithville Lake isn't known for blues, and it's an entirely different world fishing lakes -- But I've got rivers and cricks around here to hit as well and just wondering even about what the other two kinds of cats are doing. I seemed to be doing okay up till last weekend but now I wonder if it'll get even better later. I guess though it don't matter much anyway cause I'm goin' out fishin' either way, even if I only keep feeding the little ones! But again to repeat myself more clearly, could somebody give me a rough idea about what time of year they go to the beds around here? (Smithville) both on lakes and rivers? All three kinds (blue, flat, and channel?) Oh yeah, even gar. We used to tear the hell out of em when the gar went to nest -- they'd be up on them babies just gorgin. We were pretty in tune with our water in Vernon County but that took lots of trial and error, and me and Wendy are already in our mid forties and don't have enough years left to figure it all out without soebody givin' us a hint or two! (but we're still gonna try !