Hello all. My name is Adam and I live in Downtown Columbia area and fish the Congaree river. I do not currenly have access to a boat so I usually bankfish or wade into the river(Congaree). I have caught many sunfish and bass below the Gervais Street bridge recently(since moving to the downtown area in January to attend USC) and would like to catch some decent size cats. Therefore, I am goin down river just a little to the boat landing on Rosewood Drive to try my luck. I also know a few local spots near Blythewood that I have seen people drag 25lb blues out of. I have a 6 ft ugly stik spinning rod and I would like a spinning reel that can handle fish up to 40 lbs or so. Any suggestions would be much appreciated. Eventually I would like to get another rod to go with the new spinning reel. Any suggestions on the spinning reel I should get? I will use my Shimano Sonora reel w the Abu rod to catch bream so I can produce cut bait. I usually use that rod/reel to fish for bass, so I will need a little spin caster combo soon as well for the bream(cat bait). Any suggestions? I will be fishing a carolina rig w cut bait when I go to Rosewood's boat landing in the next few nights.