I'm very new to this and have done research on this site but I've gotten the idea that alot of the info I've seen concerns larger catfish. I'm looking to catch some smalling eating size fish and want to know several things. I'll be doing most of my fishing from shore in the river and in lakes. 1. What's a good rod and reel? Should it be medium-heave or just medium for smaller fish? Also how long 6 or 7 feet? 2. Hock sizes for the smaller eating size fish? 3. What type of hook? Kayle, circles, etc? Thanks alot.