One of the spots I fish or try to anyway is a platform right below a dam. I have only got a few small cats and lost a lot of hooks and sinkers. I have saw a few larger cats come out, but its seems to come to the people that our fishing close to the dam as possible. I hate casting that direction because it seems it is instant snag. Then I cam across an article on ESPN by Keith Sutton. In it he talks about going fishing with guide Jim Moyer. Jim Moyer instructs him to just throw his bait up on the dam and let it roll off into the water. It will get hung up, but soon enough a big cat will swim up and pull out the snag for you. So I am yet to try this method, but I wanted to see if anyone else has tried this with any success? I would hate to go try it and lose a bunch of hooks and sinkers for something that won't work.