Question What time do you try to get on the water in the morning? The problem I have if I am going to fish just one day is I like to catch bait before I go to one of my spots. I like to get on the water about 5:20 buzz over to a couple of places I can cast for shad and hopefully get out on the water by 6 to 6:30. I usually stop when the jet skis come out (good subject for another thread). While I am cat fishing I normally drop a line or two down for bait.