i havent had a whole lot of time this year to do some fishing. so i figured out that i could fish while doing all that work. a made me a few trot lines and put them out on a little lake near lake wawasee. not once did i catch a single catfish, but i did pull in some MONSTER dogfish. i dont have any pics, but i figure id tell ya how i build my trots, and how i discovered this truley awesome fish. most people make trots in shallow to mid depth waters, making them horizontally. well i chose to make a trot that went deep. vertically i took a long nylon rope and tied on an old window weight to one end. at the other end, i tied a five gallon water jug. about every 3 feet i made a runner with a circle hook. i baited up with gills, and dropped them around the deep holes. huge dogfish, and i mean HUGE! unfortunatly no cats,but im just trying to share my idea. i hope that someone out there will try it and let me know how they do. its simple and fast to do. and for me it was absolutly fun.