my buddy rocky and i decided to take our daughters out to tappan lake to try to get them their first catfish of the year. the lake was completely thawed but the water was COLD !! the fish were biting pretty good. my daughter Jessica landed a nice fat channel about 3 1/2 lbs and Rockys daughter Cloey landed 2 channels (the biggest about 2 lbs). the girls had a great time !!! all of the fish were caught on cut shad.