Steve_b and I had the most incredible day on Murray yesterday! We caught 28 kats and 2 bass crazy between 8:30am and 5pm, drifting in water 35' - 42'. I believe the count was 4 white cats, 1 flattie (my 1st), about 8 channels, and the rest blues. Don't think that we caught anything smaller than 5# - the biggest was 17#, with several teens, and the flat was 10#. The morning started out overcast & cool, and that's when then whites, blues and flat hit. We were using herring, and started out trying it whole and cut. Turns out the fish preferred cut herring all day. In the morning they just slammed the rods down, often digging the rods tips into the water! But in the afternoon the sun broke thru and it warmed up, and that's when the channel bite started. By far, they were not as aggressive on the bite, preferring to pick at the bait before they took it. At times we had to coax them a little. All of the channels were strong, healthy fish between 5 - 9 pounds, and fought really hard. Although we did pick up a few blues in the afternoon, it was mostly channels during that part of the day. We did try shallower water down to 20', but with no hits. Seems like the fish were in and along the channel. Steve and I each caught 1 bass using rods with topwater plugs that we had brought in case we saw any stripers breaking water. Water temp was 72. The wind was very inconsistent so we often had to use the trolling motor, and that in itself provided for a learning exoerience. We were drifting with 6 rods, and 2 down rods. At certain speeds we would get bit on the down rods only, at a higher speed on the drift rods only - never both. In the morning, the first 6 fish came of off the down rods, but then I guess that we figured out the correct speed and the drift rods took over. All in all, tho, it was a most excellent day!