A friend and I are planning on taking a trip out of state to do some catfishing in July, but havn't really ironed out the details. We want to go somewhere within 8 hours of Cincinnati that offers some good flathead and bluecat fishing where 20lb fish are possible or even larger fish. I've done the James River thing, it's a blast but with the size of boat we're taking I'm not sure I'de be comfortable on the James with it.... although having said that I've seen people out there in small john boats. The boat we'll be fishing out of is "Bass trackerish" but set up for catfishing. My buddy whos going, isn't much of a catfisherman, but enjoys catching anything. I would just like to put him on some decent fish. So, if you could take a weeklong catfishing trip 8 hours or less from Cincinnati - where would you go and why?