I like this idea... Maybe it will help me from the info from others. I bank fish probably as much as I fish from a boat but, have not had any luck bank fishing close to where I live. Not many places to bank fish from on the river close to where I live. The banks are all covered with trees so ya have a hard time casting and staying out of them and the places that are open enough to cast are not at good places for cats. You can't fish from the boat launch areas and you can't fish from the bank at the dam because the lock is on this side and you can't fish from the other side because there is no way in to it without a boat. With a boat you can motor across the river tie up and walk the 400 yds to the dam to fish close to the dam. I sometimes drive up to fish on the Arkansas river at either Dam no. five or over to WDM dam on the Arkansas river. These two places are where I catch my Skipjack and can fish from the banks fairly easily for cats and have some luck at these places for cats. Personally I can't wait to get a boat so I can better fish the river here that is close to me. Hardly anyone fishes it for big cats so I would have most of it to myself fishing for these monsters that I know are in there.