I just missed something I thought I would never miss (The frigin BOC catfish get together), but I had the opportunity to WORK!!!! I know that 4 letter word doesn't go well with some folks around here, but for those of us down here in this area where we fish every day, you take the chance when you can. So I did. Hey Spoony, I saw you leave out Friday, I was wishing I was heading with you!!! Was working at Lake Hills Quick Stop.. (Jerry's Place) He was fishing that damn Crappy Tourny at Rathburn Lake in Iowa.. (crappie masters) Just talked to one of our brothers on the phone who went back to warrensburg ( I think) and said fishing sucked.... Glad I missed the sucky fishing but I am very sorry I missed the opportunity to meet my friends here on the board,..,. So here is what I would like to suggest. "Osage Catfish Festival 2006" I DO NOT LIKE TRUMAN LAKE. If you want to fish all day to catch a limit, go to Truman.. If You want to fish for 15 minutes and catch your limit, then start culling fish all night long then come over to the what I call the southern osage.. AKA LOZ, AKA, truman Tailrace. The 2-15 miles south of Truman dam. From Truman dam to about 15 miles down stream there is the best catfishing to be had in this entire USA (as far as I am concerned)!!!!!!! I have plenty of land to provide for camping (10 acres), 2 showers, and some electricity to supply for those who want to come. (Along with an extra outhouse. I am thinking the weekend after the 4th of July. If anyone has a better idea let me know. But I just want to give everyone the opportunity to get in on this. On the RIVER we always catch fish, so you won't go home empty handed, (even if I have to catch them for you .. LOL)!!! Anyway.. Missouri needs at least ONE MORE GATHERING before the FALL season. (and I'm dammed ticked off that I had to work through this one (unless you all are going to fish Sunday too, then I'll be there) and I'd really like to meet some more of my brothers on here) So if you want another, post here and say you are in, or give me/us a date you could make. we'll makeit ahppen, and I'll make sure to have the time off as well.