i just went fishing this past saturday, but didn't catch anything. this guy next to me caught a large catfish probably about 1 1/2 - 2 ft long. it was fat too. i was fishing in a lake(pretty small kinda like a pond). i noticed that the catfish started getting excited as the sun started going down cause you could see them. they even went to the surface and splashed a little. maybe cause i threw some pieces of shad in the water. does anyone have any bait tips and a chum recipe? i don't have large buckets for chum, so i'll probably have to use small or 2liter bottles or i'll try canned dog food(i heard it works). anyways, anything will help. Thanks!