had the desire to catch a catfish. Hey ya'll - I didn't see a "hey, I'm new here" section, so I thought I'd flex my posting fingers here and go ahead and let you guys know what you're in for. First things first...I'm 39, I'm more conservative than John Adams and Rush Limbaugh combined( or if not, I'm dern close to it) and I've been fishin' since I was about 3. Yep. Mom's got a picture of me with a bass on a stringer that hangs clear from my head to my diaper. I've spend the last 22 years or so chasing mostly bass or trout, but I grew up fishing from my uncle's dock on Lake Sinclair for catfish and crappie with my Dad, my uncle and our next door neighbor. For the last 15 years or so, I was big into flyfishing for trout. Sometime over the last couple of years, my fishing seems to have slowed to a trickle....and to be honest with you, I can't really tell ya why? I just don't go as often as I used to( every other weekend), and don't fish as hard when I get there. I'm not gone all day anymore, without eating, and coming home with raw thumbs from 10inch bass. LOL My biggest cat was probably just under 10 pounds, caught from a little lake in my hometown at night on chicken livers. Then, I saw the unexplainable monster thing, and never fished there again. Ever. (another time, perhaps) I'm not much of a fish eater...maybe once a month or so...but I do like to catch pretty much anything I can, just for fun. So, today I woke up(or rather, in the wee hours of this morning - hey, I am an old hand at the nightfishin' thing, so I'm supposed to be up in the wee hours, right? )and decided that I might go try to catch a catfish today. I'd be more sure I was going to do that very thing, had I gotten more than an hour and a half of sleep last night. Maybe I'll go throw out a line and kick back for a nap. At any rate, I just wanted to say hello to everyone and say something along the lines of " HOLY MOLY, there's ALOT OF INFO on this website!" Happy stinkbaitin', Owl PS. I've been banned on all the major trout forums in the southeast, but I gave up fightin' windmills, city hall and the DNR long ago. Now, I just growl at the feds. LOL Many thanks to the folks that put this thing together, and I hope to meet some of you on the water someday and put faces with the nicknames!