Greetings! I found this place yesterday. I cant believe that a nation wide organization has this thing set up so us locals can talk so easily. I live east of Spencer. and have been spending at least three nights a month on the river about three miles south of town since i got my canoe in June. Sorry to hear about the ticket recieved at the last gathering, it was better than a $200 ticket. I have fished all my life, 45 years of it anyway. spent alot of time on flatrock river growing up due to having a father who would rather fish than eat. I was very lucky. I am new to fishing for Big cats, but am learning slowly. the biggest ( only ) flat head I have got this summer was about 18 pounds. I have caught a bunck of very healthy and colorful channells fron 1 to 6 pounds. The west fork has changed alot for the better since I fished it in the early seventies. There is a great bait shop about 1.5 miles north of spencer on 231 and these guys are great, very helpful. I must be careful, dont want to violate in one of my first threads. I look forward to meeting you guys at the next gathering and getting some lessons, I will bring my notebook! Respect the rivers!