The wife and I went fishing on 5 July on Lake Wheeler we launched (Cowford landing) early Thursday morning and caught 24 small bass (10 inch-14 inch) casting at schooling shad hitting the top of the water with rat trap and silver spoon. We came off water by 10 am. We went back that evening around 7pm and fished until after midnight and got skunked on the catfish we fished with gills, liver and worms. I guess the question is the bass was on fire and the catfish would not hit anything. The weather pattern did not change all except a little more wind in the evening. Water surface temp was 83 degrees both morning and night. We fished a drop off for the Tennesse river that went from 10' to 32' that evening. I figured there was shad in the area because we saw them there that morning. So in my little mind there should of been catfish there. Any Suggestions?