I posted this before but it seems to have gotten lost in space, so if this double posts I apologize... Hey guys, I found this site as I searched for information on Catfishing in Maryland and I'm really glad I did. I'm an intermediate fisherman and I wanted to start going after Catfish. I was hoping to find a club or organization so I could 1. learn the proper techniques and good spots from some seasoned veterans and 2. Have some fun and maybe make some new fishing buddies. One thing I hate is that I never have anyone to fish with and though I almost always fish alone, I MUCH prefer company. Let me give you all a brief introduction, My name is David Riggin, 39, father of 4 girls (they're not into fishing for more thatn an hour or so at a time). I'm a General Contractor out of Columbia Maryland. I currently have no boat but my financial situatin may be improving soon and I might have one next spring. (BTW, for anyone with a boat that wants to go out with me, I'll happily pay all gas and expenses plus if you like bring some extra home cooked food prepared by my wife as a way of showing my great appreciation. Anyone wishing to contact me can email me - HomePro (at) Comcast.net Finally, although I see an abundance of information on baits/rigs/tactics for getting the bigguns on this site and elsewhere on the net, I was wondering if any of you had any tips on where to start looking for information to teach myself how to be better at this hobby (in case I have no takers on my request/offer to have somone more knowlegeable take me under their wing). Also, my largest Catfish to date is a 7 pounder out of the Potomac caught by luck on a plastic worm and a Texas rig. After seeing the pics of the size of some of these monsters that could grab your line, I realize that I hopefully will need a beefier rod/reel combo (the 7 pounder felt like a log coming up with my light action rod) any advice on a good all around setup is also appreciated.