Tom Higgins with the Charlotte Observer/Sports just called me for his weekly fishing report which appears in the Observer every Thursday. I informed him that I had not been out catfishing due to the price of gas and was only fishing for white perch in my cove. He then wanted to know if I received any request from folks wanting to go catfishing and I informed him that I had, but would not book them now due to the inactivity of the cats based on what other fishermen on LKN have told me. He then informed me that another guide which does stripers had parties out two different days this past week and he could not find the stripers. Two weeks ago he was getting a limit of four for each person in his boat. Don't get me wrong, some people are catching catfish, but the numbers are low or the cats are small and I rather not make a buck and my party only catch a few. It can happen when the bite is on, but when I know that the bite is poor, I don't want no part of it. Right now I am booking for October when I can do a catfish/striper combo's. That way we are going to catch fish and that is what it is all about. Fresh water and changing temp's does a number on LKN as most people that fish LKN will attest too. If only we had some current, to activate the bite, then this would not be a problem. For those that don't know LKN, it takes somewhere around 246 days for new water to flow 30 some miles to the dam. That equals a speed of 0.12+ miles per twentyfour hours.