I laugh, well okay cray ( :crying: ) when people ask use midwesterns why we say we ahve Catfish "seasons" and cant or dont fish all year long. Well let me tell you the story of my day! A big flyfiherman and friend of mine wanted to go cattin today, basically to check out a new spot. I got upm it was 15 degrees or so. I went out around 7:30AM started up the Jeep to get it warm, (of corse I did this in shorts & socks thinking it coldnt be THAT bad for a few seconds) well after about 30 seconds of begin outside, my feet were purple and I was frigid, came back in, got more clothes on then went to the shed to dig out my insulated waders, doug around the house for my insulated warm socks, put on a shirt, a jacket, and then a heavier jacket, a paid of insulated thermals, then a pair of jeans, found a tobogan, gloves and most importanly my digital camera & fishing tackle. Met my friend on the river. Walked 1/2 mile in (yes more) Snow & Ice, got to the river, we then walked through scrub brush then mud, then a creek, but we finally made it to the river. I then started wadding to the spot, yes wading in (VERY) cold water! The Result: NO CATS, but it was a very good day, as I found some surprises! I'm trying to call Flathunter now to tell him about it!