I think I'll chronical a few of my catfishing trips cause it looks like they may be interesting. Tonight I went to the Missouri River at dusk. The spot I'm going to is 13 miles from my house (yikes!). It's at the edge of a bunch of cornfields but the river edge has a lot of trees. You can tell that the area was flooded until recently. I have to park on the edge of the cornfield because the dirt road leading in to the spot is washed out. I have to walk about a block to the river I was going to use my saltwater tackle for catfishing but that gear is more for long distance casting. The current is too strong to really cast very far out and there's too many snags. The river is still way higher than normal so I can't see some of the brush that may normally be at the river edge. I lost one expensive weight so I'm going to fish near the shore for mow. The freakin' skeeters were thick and even though I used Off they still were trying to bite me. It was also lightning bug city down there tonight but they don't bite you. I didn't get any bite after about an hour then a lone coyote starts howling back by my car. Then another joins in from the woods to the south about 2 blocks away. Then another and another and coyotes across the river started joining in. I started doing a pretty bad imitation and they stopped. That was pretty spooky considering how many coyotes were near me. There was lightning flashing a few miles away so I thought it was a good time to vamoose. I'll try again tomorrow night with a different pole.