Just a friendly reminder to all of my fellow catfishing maniacs out there: please take care!! May 2008 was one of the wildest and wettest May's on record, and 2008 has been The Year of the Tornadoes, shattering all previous records across the nation. We are getting storms that build up out of nowhere before our very eyes, or they steamroll into or across Nebraska at 40 mph!! I was fishing at Twin Lakes East last week and I scarcely avoided the 70 mph winds. As I left I saw two boats still on the water. That's scary. While I was at Branched Oak lake a few days ago the wife called and warned me to get out of there! She said there were tornadoes near Seward! I didn't take her as seriously as I should have. I saw the gray skies, but I could not see the full horizon. I was way back in the shallows, on foot, when all hell broke loose above me. I got soaked, and beat to death by five foot high nettles, branches, hail, rain, and buffallo grass, but what really scared me was the funnel cloud I witnessed pass over me. "Stupid" scarcely describes my decision to "see how bad it gets" before I gave up fishin for the day, and "the look" I got when I got home was even worse... lol. If I had been in a boat at the time I may have been swamped or flipped over. So: PLEASE be careful out there guys!! Take it from me and don't get yourself hurt or killed for a fish this year. Tight lines.