I went out Saturday morning to Arcadia. My new KatBobbers (Thanks Gene!) were calling my name and I had to give it a try. I noticed that my annual lake pass had expired and the office was closed, so I went to the dam. It is free to get in there. I fished this spot last year and we ended up catching quite a few crappies by the tower. There is a lot of driftwood underwater up against the bottom of the tower and it usually holds quite a few fish, and quite a few hooks and sinkers. :embarassed: I set a couple of catfish rods out with shrimp and worms then went about trying to catch some little crappies to use for cut bait. Don't know why but cut crappie seems to work pretty well on Arcadia. The wind was howling and pushing big waves in. This made casting the ultralight all sorts of fun. I could cast 50 feet and have 100 feet of line out with the big bow the wind would put in the line. I caught one little bass but no crappie or perch. That really suprised me as they are almost always there. So I couldn't put any live or cut bait on the KatBobber to try it out. So I loaded up a 4/0 with shrimp. It took me a few casts to get the depth set properly but after that it worked perfectly. It was easy to cast and the line slid through it without a problem. I figured out quickly that this was a great way to drift a bait without a boat. I walked several yards upwind and then cast out and let it drift back downwind. If only the catfish had gone fishing with me. I didn't get a single bite on any of my rods. The wind kept getting stronger all morning turning the waves to white caps, then big rollers that the wind was blowing the tops off of. That was pretty much my cue to call it a day. The dam isn't a bad place to fish. Be sure to take a folding chair and be prepared for a little walk. Also a free tip: the dam is built like a really really wide staircase. It steps down for quite a ways. The first step that is kinda out of the water but gets water splashed on it all day, is unbelievably slick. If you decide to step on it, make sure someone has a camera because you are probably going to do a little dance trying to keep your balance and a picture of that would be worth some money.:tounge_out: I'll definitely keep those KatBobbers with me when I go fishing. I need to get some glowsticks for them for nightfishing, too.