Got some fishing in this past weekend. Got to the Lake early Friday, loaded up the pontoon, threw the casting net around the dock and could only get 5 shad. Set out for a small cove near where we planned to fish to get some more bait. Forgot my casting net but we did manage to catch a dozen bluegills for bait, the bluegills were playing hard to get. It was so windy we didnt try to fish where we had originally planned, instead we headed back by the dam to tie up to some trees where we would be somewhat protected by the wind and on a tree line near the river bed. A lot of fish on the fish finder but most turned out to be small. Jackie (my wife) caught a dozen or more blue cats on minnows but all where between 7 to 9 inches. She did manage to catch a few crappies with two keepers. I had 4 lines out, 2 jugs and 2 R&Rs; one live shad and three with live bluegills, hoping for a big flathead. Would have been happy with a good size blue but I didnt get a bite. We did cut the night early though, going in at 10PM. Saturday morning and early afternoon we tried fishing again but again it was very windy. We had my son (Thom), his wife (Tonya) and one of my granddaughters Niki (no. 10 grandchild) with us. We did a little trolling but no luck. We did some sight seeing, walked some bankspicking up rocks, worked up an appetite and went out to eat. Had a good time but no fish. Back at the houseboat by 5:30 PM. I set out two lines with 4-inch live bluegills. With tight line on one with a circle hook and a bell to alert us of a bite. The other had a kahle hook with the bait alert clicker set. How long do you leave your bait in one place without a bite? Well, he bell went off at 11:30 PM. six hours after it was set out and I caught a 1.5-pound blue cat on the circle hook. I rebaited my hook and threw it back out. Not a sound from that bell or the other rod till 8:30AM the bell went off, nine hours after being set out. We were up eating breakfast but we did sleep in, it was extremely windy, cloudy (dark) and quite chilly out. Well this time I caught a 4-pound blue cat. Not a great weekend for fishing but at least I did catch two and both had hooked themselves on the 7/0 circle hooks.