We had a little striper competition yesterday, somewhere around 29 boats fishing for just one 23" striper and only 16 teams were able to accomplish this feat. But what I took notice of was that almost everyone of them caught one or two or move Ark. Blues. Now these teams were fishing all over LKN and were catching some cats, which they did not want. As some of you are aware, striper fishermen on LKN use live baits on side planer boards and on down lines. The cat actions is not just a single day action thing with striper fishermen, this occurs all winter long. So, maybe you guys that still want to fish for cats in the fall/winter period might want to think about changing your techniques. Yesterday, I netted four cats and missed I don't know how many more on my free lines and down lines. I do know that they killed a bunch of my baits. This cat action can be found along shorelines or the center of a channel, does not appear to matter. So, if you want to catch you some cats on LKN, go with live bait and don't have all your rigs dragging the bottom. Try some free lines with a split shot or have some down lines two to three feet off the bottom. They are feeding for sure, those that I caught yesterday and reports from others had great big old bellies.