Hey there, my name is aaron smith and I live in murphysboro IL. I am kinda new to the catfishing scene but not so far as the fishing scene. I am origionally from upstate newyork and me and my father did a lot of salmon fishing so I am no rookie to big fish. My biggest was 56 pound king salmon when I was just 10 years old. I really would apreciate some pointers as to where and how to catch some big cats. I would love to know what kind of cats are in murphy as well as kinkaid lake and some tips on catching them.