The lady of the house here....we went fishing on the Mississippi today and didn't catch a fish! We have fished the rivers in Oklahoma, but this is a different ballgame for us. We have all the rods, reels, weights, hooks and other tackle that you nice folks have recommended. Now can someone point us in the right direction to fish? We spent a pretty boring day....I read a whole book. We put in below the Melvin something lock&dam today and fished the Missouri side in some eddy water. Then went to the mouth of the Hartford Canal... nothing, nada..... I have no shame when it comes to fishing and don't mind asking for directions or help. It would be nice to catch one of them big old monster catfish, but I would be content with just seeing the pole jerk a little. Help!