I just thought I'd start a post about seeing animals while catfishing and having good luck. Last year me and a buddy of mine were fishing Alum Creek reservoir here in Ohio. We were there for about 2 hours with only 3 channels. All the sudden a big owl, not sure what kind, landed 3 feet away on a big log. He sat there for the next three hours we fished and it turned out to be 1 heck of a night. We ended up catching quite a few more channels the rest of the night. At one point the owl even tried to land on one of my rod tips. Needless to say he was to heavy and almost tipped my rod in the water. What I thought was wierd was the fact that even when we were crankin in fish he never once acted scared. We took are smallist catfish and threw it up on the bank before we left. Hope he got a good meal out of it. Also there have been a few times this year when I went to my local creek smallie fishing and I would see owls in the same tree aver time for a week right before dark. All week was one heckuva week in the creek as far as quantity went.