I am from Tennessee, fish for bass and crappie most my life. Did some small tackle catfish through the years, nothing serious. After seeing a 55 pounder back in the fall, while I was bass fishing, I was hooked. Now just looking for some advice or help with tackle and basic big cat knowledge. Look forward to hearing from anyone or if anyone in the Clarksville area is looking for a fishing partner(s) to coach, I have 2 buddies, one has a boat, we just need a guide and a point in the right direction. As most on this post I too am retired army.