Hello all fellow fishermen! Im obviously new to the site but an avid Cat fisher that is relieved to have found this website. I sometimes feel like a Freak cause I love to fish for big wiskers more than any other fish. See, I live in south LA (Lafayette Area), and all my friends go saltwater fishing or bass fishin..YUK. I have a 19' Fishmaster that is normally a Bay boat but I put it in the Rivers and lakes. ANYWAY..enough about me and my tiny world............Lets talk Catfish! Me and my son went to the Red River Near Alexandria Sunday and caught 15 nice size Blues and an Op. My profile pic is from this trip. We used live Perch and cut bait. Mainly early in the morning till around 10:00 AM. THen it came to a HALT! We tried a few hours after that but the luv bugs got so bad we couldnt breathe so we shagged tail. Are there any local Catfish Tournaments that you know of? I look forward from meeting all of you and learning from you MASTERS! Believe me, I need all the help I can get!