Sorry to sound so ignorant but as a kid, other than 1 cat I caught on a johnson silver spoon, I never used anything but crawlers and stinkbaits. I read about gills and shad being used on here could I ask how. Alive rigged to swim, or cut up on bottom. If used cut up can you catch cut and freeze and use when your ready or must they be cut up and put on the hook. Which brings up another ? what are circle hooks and do you guys use them. I plan on fishing more for the table so what size hooks would be best for good eating size cats?