Wow, what a way to start the 2008 season! My first catfish of the year was a 8-1/2 pound channel cat I caught at around 9:30pm on May 3rd out of Caesar's Creek Lake. I was fishing from the bank at my favorite spot, and using a dead 5" bluegill for bait. I was fishing alone and luckily some guys were fishing back in the cove, and I got them to come over and get a picture! I'm going to have to figure out how to do that by myself, just incase no one is within earshot next time! I hope all of you brothers and sisters are getting out there to fish. It's been so beautiful here in Ohio this past week!