I am looking for a good catfishing baitcaster that will be used from a boat on the river mostly. I have had some bad Abu experiences. When their reels are working I love them, they are my favorite, but I am getting tired of the issues. I have a 7000c3 and sometimes you have to spin the handle 5 times to get it to engage, I have an older 6500c3 and the anti-reverse quit working, I just bought two brand new 6500c3 from bass pro and both of them started grinding on my first fish. So I think I am going to try something else. Does anyone have any suggestions on other good reels to try? I would like them to be able to cast a descent amount but I will be in a boat mostly so that is a secondary concern. I just need a good clicker, hold a descent amount of line, a good drag and handle a big cat without much issue. I was looking at Penn 209/309. I use a lot of pleuger reels for my smaller spinning outfits maybe they have a quality baitcaster?