I am relatively new to setting bank lines and need some advise. I have really enjoyed this sight and have got some real good information. I only have time to set bank lines once a year and this weekend is going to be it for this year. I am going to a small river in Kansas that we have pulled two 25 pounders out of last year. We gennerally buy goldfish from the bait shop and have good luck with them. But I have also seen a lot of people on here suggesting bluegill. When we tried them last year they seemed to die rather quickly after getting them on the hook. I know of a place where I can take the kids to catch a mess of bluegill if I can keep them alive long enough for Mr. Flathead to eat it. Also I was lucky enough to be able to go twice last year the first time we went we only caught 2 small channel cat, but we had to re-bait almost every hook each time we checked. Some hooks were even straighten or missing. Does anybody have any good advise to share, bait or otherwise?