Greetings to All, I just got back into catfishing about 2 months ago, last heavy catfishing was in the mid 80's while I was in SC. Have been going at it pretty hot and heavy. Fishing several times a week. Have fished from about 5 PM until around an hour after dark (normally) but have gone out and fished from about midnight to 4 AM. But, I have yet to catch a single catfish . And, I am beginning to think I have lost the touch. I have fished with, live shad, cut shad, live bluegill, cut bluegill, chicken livers, my own dough bait made from livers, sardines, garlic, anise, parmasean cheese, bacon grease etc, nightcrawlers, range cubes, hog wild, big balls of cheddar cheese, creek minnows and live crawdads. And, all I have managed to catch is a few redeye, one largemouth bass and carp. The bass was small, one carp weighed 4 1/2 pounds and another weighed about 15 pounds (the carp took the range cubes). I have attached a pic of the 4 1/2 pound carp, taken on a 7 foot glow stik and 6500 CS Rocket reel. I did not have the camera when I got the 15 pounder. I did have another really large fish on that I did not see but I tried to horse him to keep him away from my other lines and (as a result I popped my 17 pound line). But, what he was I do not know. Had one other large fish (again unseen) take my crawdad and wrap around some limbs on a fallen tree. I kept him on for about 20 minutes and kept hoping that he would unwrap himself but the line finally popped from abrasion. I could feel his head shaking from time to time as he tried to get loose from the hook. Anyway, I know I have been fishing where there are catfish but for the life of me I cannot catch any. I cannot figure what is wrong. Unless, it has been the miserably hot weather we have had and/or I am fishing at the wrong times. I have just fished a couple of lakes but none of the rivers that I have access to. Maybe I should try the rivers. Anyway, does anyone see where I am missing "it" or have any suggestions? Thanks in advance.