Water was about 63-64 degrees. I went to the river with a couple of eels, 3 gizzard shad, about 15 finger mullet, and 4 larger mullet in the cooler. Good thing I did, because i was only able to catch 2 (that's right two, 1,2) sunfish. Maybe if I had run farther up river? I had to launch downstream a ways, so I didn't have the fuel or the time to go way up. Anyway, I started fishing for a cats about 6:30 PM, and fished until 3:00 AM. During that time I got 3 small blue cats (between 5 and 10 pounds), all on the cut mullet, and no flatheads. Hardly even had any other bites. I really wanted to catch at least a flathead or two to prove to myself that the cut baits would work. As it is, I only had the 2 live baits, and they caught nothing, so it is really not a definite test of the dead stuff. Maybe the flatheads were just totally shut down? It did cool down several degrees in a hurry last week... OH well. It was an absolutely beautiful afternoon. Lots of fall wild flowers in bloom along the river. Saw a bald eagle several times. The night was real nice, too: quiet and cool and clear. Great for stargazing - I saw a bunch of shooting stars, including 3 or 4 real nice ones that blazed across the sky. The pigs in the riverside impoundments (old rice fields once upon a time) were snorting and squealing and carrying on. Some of the wet areas had some kind of little frogs that were going to town making a real racket. There were also the various noises that I couldn't identify. At one point I heard something crash around a bit in the brush near me and then heard what sounded like a heavy breath, like something (maybe a deer or a hog?) had worked hard and was breathing kind of heavy to catch its breath. The thing is, the heavy breathing noise continued for the next 20 minutes. Slow - like one heavy exhale every 10 or 15 seconds. That's what it sounded like, anyway. I think I'm done with the Edisto until next spring. They will have the renovations on my favorite landing done by then and the sunfish should be biting (for me) again.