As usual, the person I take fishing catches the fish (unless you are JSpiel, who remains a challenge). It was cool, windy, and even raining at times, but we still had a load of fun, and Sal caught his first flathead of 2006 (7 pounds even). If you truly love catfishing, as I do, a cold damp night on the river and a catch of one fish (released) is still a great time. Just knowing that any second your reel could scream or your rod could double over and it could be the biggest fish you've ever caught makes every minute on the water as exciting as a roller coaster ride. Here's Sal with his fish. Sal is the one with the darker whiskers. edit: We also gained about 5 pounds each by eating a lot of jambalaya, biscotti, & cranberry bread.