well i went and checked out a few spots last sunday 10/1/06 on the cedar river in cedar rapids, water temp was 58 degress. i figure that the fish would be deep so i headed down to a old quarry off the river and trolled for three hours, was a good call i caught 8 channels and two flatheads. most fish where caught in 18 foot of water, i did this cause i had a tournament in this area saturday 10/7/06. my partner and i headed back to this spot and from 7:00 oclock am to 2:00 oclock pm we caught 21 channels for 85 pounds, are biggst was a 9.5 pound channel. needless to say we won the tourament, all we did was troll back and forth. the second place team had 9 fish for 38 pounds. not a bad way to end the year for tournament fishing. next weekend i will be heading back to the same spot with my brother who is coming down from south dakota with this cooler weather coming the fish should really start to pick up. i also have another spot a nother old quarry that a friend and i caught 31 channels in six hours last fall most likely i will hit that spot to. october and cooler water spells great fishing, i used to put the boat away in september but not any more.