with this weather and allmost all of the lakes and rivers froze up I would like to hear some big fish stories to keep my fever up and get my catfish blood pumping, dreaming of fishin again !!!! mine was a blue cat caught on a 13 inch sucker my buddy earl brought with some other smaller suckers and perch . we was fishing below truman dam on lake of the ozarks I put that big sucker on 1 of the rods and pitch him out he was on the rod for over 2 hours with no action ,, we was catching some blue cats from 3 to 30 lbs on shad and perch . after another hour I told earl I think im going to take the sucker off and put a perch on that rod I picked it up and could still feel him wiggling good so i said well just a while longer i supose after the sucker was on for around 4 or 5 hours it finally had a slow pull down but not fierce or anything just bent some and the rod tip was bouncing slightly ,, then i seen what was going on we was fishing in current and instead of the fish taking the rod down he was swiming with it sideways so i set the hook and the fight was on !!!!! I was like yes a big flathead wooo hooo but it was a blue cat on my scales 65 lbs and on earls scales 72 lbs so some where inbetween is what it wieghed . caught 3 others last year in the low 60s biggest flathead boated in my boat last year was when me and herb went 1 night in lake of the ozarks he was reeling in a nice 30 lb blue or so after i got it in the net i looked over and another rod was down , we pitched that rod close to the back under a large tree that had fell in using live shad on that rod . well he was reeling it in and when it surfaced i seen the large brown head wooooo hoooo a near 50 lb flatty that was so cool !!!!! also that night herb caught a low 60 ish lb blue man what a night !!!! please share your big fish outings !!!!! I myself cant wait for the lakes and rivers to unthaw and go after them again .... .