Do catfish really bite on top of water? Reason I'm asking is i was fishing a lake last night and the water was about 14ft deep and i was throwing 2oz sinker with cut shad. Some guys pulled up and started throwing out jugs and the current pulled on in my line so i had to reel it in. The guys had cut shad on there jugs about 2 ft deep. Is it good cat fishing at the top? or is it better on bottom? We caught about 40 fish on bottom and i dont know what they caught. I heard them talking and they was talking about fish on the jugs and ever now and then they would crank up and go after a jug.