I live 1 hr south of the closest trout stream in NE Iowa. I've gotta get my fish fix on the local rivers, lakes and ponds. While I love to trout fish, I also love throwing anything at everything that will bite (the cat and whitebass are from the local pond and lake - 2008). I'll agree with Nate's take, the mighty Mississippi holds a species advantage. However, like Nate said, I got time to invest on the water! A special thanks to Rachae, my wife, for supporting my hobby and encouraging me to dominate Nate in this challenge.