I have found a 3 acre lake recently, and I know there r some good size cats in it. The first time I went there I saw a 4-5 pounder floating dead by th bank, sad, yes I know. Now theres a feeder that goes off once a day on th dam. We r not allowed to fish off th dam, but we can fish parrallel to it. th problem is you cant cast out far enough to get close to th feeder. I tried chumming with 1 store bought chum twice, and 2 different home made chums and even dog food........NOTHIN. I cant catch a cat to save my life, caught 3 very small bass on live worms one morning, but thats it. I have tried finding out what kind of food they use to feed th fish, but mums th word, do u think if I just went to th feed store an bought some pond fish food it might help? Th pond or small lake is behind our local V.A. hospital, so following rules is very important. Any one have any ideas I have thought about?