The state of Arkansas is a friend to the catfisherman,I hit my flat again and it produced 16 nice eaters. The flat is 6 foot deep and full of catfish, I had my bobber set at 5 foot using fresh cut shad, I do not keep anything over 10 pounds, I love to eat catfish and that flat has been good to me over the years. Many thanks to catfish1 for giving me the much needed info on catching catfish, all tips one recieves from this site can be used on any water. The catfish are the same the water is the same just a different name, you must match up what the fish is eating for that body of water. I hope these tips work for you.