New to catfishing but determined to catch a big one. I have been unsuccessfully fishing the Meramec south of the Flam city boat ramp toward the Mississippi river. Last weekend my brother and i stayed out till 3:00 A.M. with no success using shrimp and shiners. (Im sure we caught our limit of Gar if their is such a thing) I was fishing the point and was determined they had to turn on soon but never did. I have a 15 foot jon boat with 20 horse merc. Just wondering since i have been reading everyone goes towards George Winter in Fenton. Can i get up that way from Flam City without a jet ( I have a prop with a shallow drive settings) I have always bass fished but something about a river cat interest me. I also do Taxidermy work and would like to add a catfish to my wall. Also has anyone fished Council Bluffs for cats, while i was bass fishing this spring i seen one in the shallows about 3 feet long. Im really wanting to try their very soon.