I mainly fish in the rivers and the cats dont seem to be nearly as hard to find as the ones in the reserviors. My thoughts were using my fishfinder to locate drop offs and deep main lake points with shallow falts near by. I also thought of targeting the main river channel in the reserviors espically if there is deeper water along with drops offs and or sharp bends in the channel that might run along close to a bank, island or submerged humps. I also noticed that my finder will show me when there is a hard bottom like gravel and rocks with a double echo. A soft or muddy bottom doesnt show the double echo. I thought the gravel and rocky areas would be good also. I get tired of trying to catch cats in the same old areas all the time. Seems like we always hit the shallow water waiting for the fish to come to us. We do catch alot of cats but seems to be much eaiser for us in the spring and the fall when they are feeding up shallow. The summer months are generally the tougher times for us. Thanks for any input you boc brothers might have.