after some soul searching about where to go for an all-night fishing trip and a little prefishing expedition to the river last night (I didn't catch anything)... I have decided I need to concentrate on iceout reservoirs. Shenango is one of the least appreciated channel catfish hotspots in WPA. While i hear all the time how great Morraine is; it is easily 5X easier to catch a channel in shenango:wink: I tried this trick last year, but the conditions were much colder; the lake was still aways from full iceout and there was locally flooding conditions. Inother words despite the long ride during a very similar time of year-I think my experience will be much better this year. stay tuned to this thread to see if this was an exciting display of genius or just gas guzzling wishful thinking:smile2: on the VEry off chance that someone might want to say hi or drop by. the rt 846 bridge is where I've had the best prespawn channel bite in the past.