hey sscastell ,next time you play cards push all in on the first hand! LOL (make a short night of it)
also a cold front could be to blame for the east wind therory, some have truth to them, but after a few days of a consitant cold front the bite will pick up again
the petting the dog before fishing is kinda true too, what catfish would want to bite a bait with a slight dog smell to it? lol
one old buddy of my grandmaws would play us as kids, one day i will do it to my kids & friends,(maybe you too i dout i hear any admitions tho`),anyway, we would fish for perch/bream for bait during the day to set jugs out @ night, well he would wait till he had a fish on then 'fart' in that old aluminum boat and holler "fish on" , we would say "we don't believe you", so he would do it again, he'd wait for a fish to be on 'fart' and holler "see it work'd again!"he would say "why dont you believ me?" we believed it for a while, untill are innerds hurt after a while from forcing it! LOL excuse me!