My name is Johnny and I am from Mesa. I have always been a die hard trout fisherman and never really got serious about fishing for cats. My friend suggested that we go to Roosevelt and fish one morning and although I didn't really "feel" it I agreed. He took me to a cove north of the dam and we started catching fish almost immediatley. It was fun enough but I still didn't get into it until my rod literally jumped off its rest and was headed out into the lake. I grabbed it up and instantly knew there was something large on the other end.( I figured a large carp) To make a long story short I got that fish in close enough to the bank to see that it was a cat about two feet long. I was fishing a medium action spinning rod set up for trout (6 lb. test line)and when that fish decided to go, he did. I can't get that fish off my mind. I am hoping to find out more about catfishing and it looks like I have found a good source here. Looking forward to talking with y'all.