Our local lake has channel cats and blues, and both are in a pretty fair abundance. I know that in most lakes, the blues have moved shallow and are feeding pretty actively there. We have received a fair amount of rain lately, and the wind has been out of the south for about a week. With that in mind, I went to the north end of our lake Friday and fished my fanny off in several different spots. The north end of our lake is the most shallow end, and where the only river runs into the lake. I figured the fish would be there feeding on the food that the river was pushing into the lake, or at least on the northern banks because of the southern wind. In about 7 or 8 hours of fishing, I only caught 2 silly little channel cats. I'm stumped. I am running out of ideas on where to look for fish. I'm thinking that maybe the cats are up around the rocks on the southern end of the lake now, because the walleye and croppie are spawning around the rocks. Maybe they're eating the eggs, I've heard some folks say that they do that. Heck, I don't know. Last week I also tried fishing the more sandy areas around the mountains on the south end, thinking that maybe the cats were hanging out around the more shallow ends there, looking for baitfish or smaller feeding fish. Didn't catch anything there either. Do you guys have any tips for me to try to catfish around those rocks? How would you fish if you were after cats that might be feeding on other fish's eggs? Oh by the way, I haven't been able to find the shad anywhere on the lake. I've fished from the bank mostly, but last week I took a tour all around the lake in the boat and couldn't find shad anywhere. Our lake has a pretty decent shad population, but I can't find the baitfish either. I've been thinking that wherever the baitfish are..... there would the cats be also. I can't seem to find either one.