It being Mother's Day and all I thought I would treat my wife and take her out for a suprise. Boy was she suprised when I pulled into the "August A. Busch Memorial Conservation Area". Who say's romance is dead? I had been wanting to fish but with the Mississippi so high my normal spot is under 4" of mud and probably 4" of river. Desperate times call for desperate measures so I had already googled "busch wildlife" to search for information. There was nothing found in a BOC search. The official MDC website announced a special Mother's Day deal for all moms at the firing range so their heart was in the right place as well. A forum post (NON BOC) from a few years back called lake 7 the most polluted in the state. With 7 also being designated a catfish lake that was enough for me so off we went. I had no problem following the map to old number 7. There were 10-15 people around the lake when we arrived. We picked a spot pretty much to ourselves and went to "work". I deployed my usually river tactic of attaching a goldfish to my hook and letting him do the rest. If he was successful in finding a catfish that would be great and if not I would have time to enjoy a few cold drinks. My peaceful afternoon was thereafter only interupted by the occassional squeals of joy coming from a pair of young men across the pond, I mean, lake. It seems the boys had found a honey hole and were pulling out one catfish after another. During one particularly large outburst he announced that his bait had not been in the water 10 seconds before the bite. If they were not pulling out a fish they were breaking a line or so it seemed. After watching them for a while I asked them what they were using for bait and learned it was "stink bait". They offered to share their spot but it was time for us to go so we had to decline the generous offer. Does anyone else fish Busch Wildlife or have any stories of when they did? I know the next time I go I will have a better idea of what works but I always enjoy hearing BOC thoughts.