I've been fishing the lake for a number of years and THOUGHT I had half an idea on catching good quantities of 1-3 lb cats, but the last week humbled me. The raising and lowering of the lake for the rains last weekend (9/12-9/15) I know didn't help, but wow! I am used to fishing in June & July and not this late so I suppose that had an impact as well. Using stink bait on the bottom in 10-25 foot of water on slip weights depending on the thermocline and what seems to work on a given day/night. We are located around the 40 Mile marker on the Osage. Someone please give me some opinions as to where I went wrong. Also what methods / baits are being successfully used during differents times of the year for larger cats. Time to go for the bigger cats!