Here is a video of a buddy of mine catching a nice channel. He was using a Zebco 33 and a $2 pole he bought at a yard sale. He spits tobacco juice on his bait before he casts it. The video is a little mis-leading, I caught the 5 pounder, two 4 pounders, and the 2 pounder. He caught the 4 pounder in the video. I have seen him catch 15 to 20 pound channels on his rig.