Hey folks! Thought I would start a thread to introduce myself to the bunch. My name is Dan and I am fairly new to the area. I moved my family to the O'Fallon/St. Charles area almost two years ago. Although an avid fisherman with my own boat I was hesitant to launch on either if the two rivers the first summer so I mainly fished Mark Twain my first summer out here. My second summer here (2006) a coworker offered to go out with me in my boat and "show me the ropes of the river". I fished all that summer in the pool below the Alton dam. I was hooked! I now fish almost exclusively for river cats, sometimes launching into the Alton pool and even launching from Waldon Springs from time to time. My biggest fish so far is a 37lb Blue! I signed up to this board with the hopes of learning more about this sport I am coming to love and perhaps find some folks from my area to fish with.