Last night I was fishing on Ft. Loudon Lake from the old Turkey Creek (Northshore Drive) bridge. TVA cut the generators off at 9pm, so there was no current. Started fishing about 11:00pm, with a lantern hung off the bridge. It even took forever for the shad minnows to come up. Very slow night. (No current - no fish) The wad of night crawlers on my cat rod went untouched for nearly 3 hours. I did see some bluegill swimming around the lantern, so I dropped a small hook and a piece of night crawler down, catching several bluegills to break the boredom. One small one swallowed the hook, so I thought..."Catfish bait." Cut the bluegill and put the head and a filet on the hook and cast out into deep water. It was about 2:30am, and I was starting to get tired plus I had to go to work today, so I started putting things away except for my cat line. Five minutes had not passed before the bait-runner feature on the Okuma reel got my attention. After 6 or 7 seconds of peeling line, I flipped the lever and set the hook. Game on! When all was said and done, a very nice 28 pound blue cat was landed. No picture...sorry. The guys fishing at the other end of the bridge had already left. The catfish and I parted ways, and I headed to the house a happy fisherman! A little tired this morning, but that's why there is a coffee pot in my office!