The bite was slow and we had a small 2-man tent pitched on our pontoon. I had two poles out the back with live bluegills, about 3-4 inches baited. I had fallen asleep with my wife in this small tent with sleeping bags over and under us. The bait clicker went off, a long continuous run. I awoke and had a lot of trouble getting out of the tent, the sleeping bags were like an octopus holding me back plus I had fallen asleep. I finally got out of the tent with my wifes help pushing me. I got to the pole in time to set the hook, as if the fish wasnt already on pulling line out running the bait clicker for what seemed like minutes and I dont know how long before I woke, I landed him and it was my personal best an 18 pound blue cat. Oh yeah, this was three years ago, Sept of 2003 on Truman Lake where we still keep our pontoon and now a houseboat. So we do all of our fishing on Truman. I have caught plenty of blue cats, several in the 15 17 pound range and some small channels but nothing bigger than this catfish of three years ago, and Im still hunting my first Flathead on Rod and Reel.