Hi, I was passing through Arkansas a couple of months ago on my way home from Texas. I decided to visit my uncle who lives in the extreme NE corner of Arkansas near Piggott, Arkansas. He told me that the catfishing in the St. Francis River around there used to great years ago but that it has been so polluted since then that it isn't even worth fishing. He said that local "farmers had buried too many chemical barrels near the river." He isn't the only one to tell me this. I talked to someone just over the state line in Kennett, MO. He said the same thing except that he blamed it on factories upriver. He said that you would have to travel an hour or two away to get any decent fishing. He told me that the St. Francis is too polluted in that area to have any decent fish anymore & that you wouldn't want to eat any if you could catch them. Anybody here from the Piggott, AR or Kennett, MO area? Anybody know anything about this?