I have just recently found out this past year (2005) that I have bullheads in my lake. While it seems I should have known this already seeing as I've lived on this lake all my life (16 years) and fished it since I could hold a rod. Now that I have some decent bait, should I use them as cut or whole bait? I have no flatheads (it would appear, but seeing as I just found out about these, who knows?). Its blues and channels, and I havent caught a blue in a couple years. Actually, I havent been catfishing on the lake in a couple years, carp have sparked my intrest. But, one of my new year's resolutions is to get back into the swing of things and start targeting the big ole' cats down at the dam. Im pretty sure we have some damned big cats in there because nobody targets them, sept me, and I havent fished for them in years. Ive heard many a story of divers checking out the dam and not wanting to go back down, because of the giant catfish. This information has been given to me by 2 friends, and one of their cousins from north carolina, who I have never even seen before. So, back on topic. Should I use whole (live) or cut bullheads to try and catch the blues, channels, and to test the waters (so to speak) to see if I have and flatheads here?