I am from Southeast Okla and working at the Conoco Phillips Wood River Refinery. My wife and I will be in this area for the next year or so and we would like to learn a little about the Mississippi River. We are living in Bethalto at the Bethmore Mobile Home and RV park. I have my boat with me which is a 22 ft center Console Nautic Star with a 150 Yamaha. We have been to Shelbyville and Rend catching the Illinois crappie but we are about ready to get on those big ole Mississippi Cats. Any help will be greatly appericated.