On this board we have talk about line and hook color and if they affect catfishing. We have talked about the best baits, we have talked about if they bite better during the day or night. We have talked about how water temperature affects them. We have talked about almost everything, now I want to throw something else at ya. Just supposing catfish are not biting because of polution.....no not what your thinkin'....but noise and chemicals from outboards and jetskis etc. Now wait a minute and don't get ahead of me. The lake I live on(Lake of the Ozarks) has huge volumes of traffic on it in the summer and since I fish all the time and watch whats going on around me(don't have anything else better to do) I wonder if that has an effect on catfish. Think about it, all those sensory receptors all over their bodies. Then think how noise and polution could stop them from biting. What if a Flathead or a Blue Cat could not feel those vibrations or pick up scent in the water put out by bait because of all the engines. Just maybe those cats bite better at night because of that. What are your thoughts on this??????