I've been catfishing since I was old enough to hold a cane pole, going on 40 years now, and my best catch came on a moonless night in April while fishing from a sandbar on the lower Mississippi River. In just four hours, a friend and I caught more than 150 catfish -- mostly flatheads, a few blues and channels, several over 20 pounds. I've had 100-cat nights more times than I can remember. I catch lots of catfish in the day, too, and nowadays, I must admit, most of my fishing is done when the sun is up. But my best daytime excursions have never equaled my best night fishing trips.