Fellow BOCers: First, I would like to thank everyone who posts for the incredible information on this board. It has been instrumental in helping me get my boat on the Missouri and Mississippi rivers and hunting the all-too-elusive blue cat. I haven't sunk my boat yet and have landed about 6 blue cats (not to mention 1 million carp) to date. All the cats were rather big, so I could care less about the quantity. So, all in all, a success. I'm sorry I haven't posted much, but I figured folks wouldn't get a lot out of "I fished 4 hours with cut bait, no bites. I did take some asian carp in the head though." That seemed to be a recurring theme for 2006. Oh well, I hope to share some success stories in the future. Now, I would like to venture from the confluence up to the Labadie Power plant. I am assuming it's worth it to try a little something different. It would certainly be helpful is someone could give me an idea of where I can launch my boat? And any more tidbets on the striped bass or walleye would be appreciated as well. I know this is a catfishing board, but you guys are the ones on the river. I am intrigued with the variety.