My buddy and I headed down to AEP for the first time. We acquired a map and made a plan to try to fish ponds that didn't have the best of access hoping to get into more fish. We needed a belly boat real bad as we could only cast to a very small portion of most ponds that we made it back too. Fish caught: 5 bass; one around 2 lbs. Not many fish caught at all Everything was soaked from the rain and incredibly muddy which made the adventure alittle less pleasurable. We attempted to sleep in the SUV since we didn't have a tent, but HAD to leave the windows cracked or burn up. Well the old skeeters tore us up and left us sleepless until 2am when we drove into Caldwell and found a parking to sleep in. On the Drive in we saw what we thought to be a Bobcat. Unfortunately we were unable to get more than a short glimpse and needed another 1/2 sec. or so to totally confirm. But after much thought and ruling out all other animals we determined it to be a very large house cat or a bobcat, which I know are crazy rare in Ohio. I really wish I could have had just another instant. While walking on the Buckeye Trail in search of some remote ponds(which we never found) we came across two BIG dogs that were following us on the trail. Neither had collars and although they didn't act too aggressive, they were not scared either. They appeared to be wild dogs as we were about three miles away from a road!