Hi all! I'm new here and new at catching catfish also. I'm mainly a bass guy. I'll be fishing Alder Lake near Mt Rainier, National Park. I guess I'll use hot dogs, bacon, and also oatmeal? A guy in NH told me oatmeal works awesome for staying on the hook and catching catfish, but I dunno. What you do is take some dry oatmeal in your hand, dunk it, squeeze it, dunk it sqeeze it ect, get it on the hook and it's like glue. You can cast way out. I've done it - that's what makes meatloaf stick together lol.