Here's the one that started it all. Yep, thats me with my first ever catfish. A 2ft. long channel. I caught it on a old steel rod with a Zebco 33. It was my dads rod. The bait I was using was a few red-worms me and my dad dug up earlier that day. I'll never forget that moment. I was wondering about everyone else's first cats. Lets here about some of your early catfishing experiences.