The weather and water conditions are creating problems for a lot of fishermen right now, with striper, largemouth and crappie fishermen all having to work hard to find their targeted species of fish. Much of the issue is the water flowing through the lakes creating unstable situations with water levels and watercolor. In addition, the dingy to muddy water, depending on where you are fishing, is making finding fish that are willing to bite difficult for many anglers. However, the catfish, particularly the blue catfish, are still biting well and are locked into wintertime patterns right now. Not a huge number of catfish are being caught, but numerous quality fish are being hooked.