I'm really getting confused bigtime and driving myself nuts on this one (I'm sure I'm not alone either). This year I was hit with the "Monster Catfish" bug and have been hitting the Kentucky river pretty hard. I've been out there every weekend this summer (rain or shine) to try to learn where and when to nail these things. I don't have fish finders or any fancy gear, just doing it "Old School" for the time being. Anyway, what's really throwing me off right now is finding the fish and keeping them. For example, I have a nice spot picked out where I have caught 90 percent of my cats this year (including my first ever 20lb Flathead) and can almost always catch at least something even when I can't find fish anywhere else. Most days (or nights) I'll do really good in this spot. But other times, I won't get a bite at all. For example, last saturday night was when I caught my big cat in that spot (3:30am on Bluegill). Last night, I went right back to the same place (with Bluegill) and fished all night without getting a single bite. After daylight, I started hitting other places that SHOULD have produced something (mouths of the creeks, rock banks and higher current areas). Nothing!!! Only thing I caught was one Sauger (on a bluegill) :confused2: After 12hrs of fishing, I headed home empty handed (and confused). :sad2: Did the fish leave the area and move somewhere else, or were they still there, but not wanting to bite? The water level hasn't seemed to effect the spot much from what I've gathered from this years findings (I've caught them when it was up, down, muddy or clear, raining or sunshine). I'm just having a heck of a time trying to learn this river and where I need to be when I get there.