This will not be a catfish report, but a striper report, before someones says to go to Other Fish, let me tell you about stripers as catfish bait. First, you need to catch them and right now is an excellent time for 16 to 20" stripers. All you need is several 1/4 oz. Road Runners (BOC Sponsor) and some lite weigh gear. I use spinning reels and moderate lite rods and 10 pound test line. Attach the Road Runners (white ones) to your fishing line and cast it out 20 to 30 feet behind the boat. Run your trolling motor at 3/4 to 1 MPH in an area holding stripers. Also, have available a rig with a buck tail or Red Fin on it for surface fish. It is not uncommon to catch two to six stripers at one time on your rigs. If you want to troll with your outboard, upsize your gear and pull hard baits that will go down 8 to 18 feet. Try to keep your RPM's at 750. If you are catching more bass than stripers, increase the RPM's to 1,000. Green, chartruse and blue are your best colors for hard baits. If you are trolling with your outboard, please do not enter areas that have fisherpersons using their trolling motors. If you objective is to catch bait, you can freeze them whole, filet them and keep the skin on or chop them up. But, if you want to eat them they make great tablefare. Striper strips and cut bait will do a number on big blue cats in the cold months. During the month of October, you can find them (stripers) at the openings of several creeks in the vicinity of Marker 13 on LKN. The daily limit is four stripers per person, with a minimum size of 16". Prime time to fish them is 6:30 to 8:30 AM with the Road Runners and down lines with live bait after the sun gets up over the tree tops. If anybody has any question, I'm sure Shane and myself can find an answer for you.