I haven't posted in a while so quick update first. I bought a 14ft. Aluminum Sea Nymph (old narrow one) and an older 9.5hp Johnson, rod holders, anchors and navigation lights. For the last 9 days I have fished every day (my work is on a week long shut down). Well, tonight was a second night attempting to go catfishing. I found an unbelievably deep hole in the Grand River by accident (wind was blowing so I decided to move where there wasn't much wind), it is over 15 feet deep and is fairly long. It also has downed trees in it closer to the shore. I measured the depth with my second anchor (pulled the anchor out and measured the rope), it measured over 15 feet at the current water level! This is between Knapp boat launch and Thornapple river. I fished there from about 8pm to 10:05pm without a single strike on either of the poles I set up for cats. Using the third pole I did manage to reel in rockbass, smallmouth, and a sucker using nightcrawlers. I used a cut-up sucker that I caught yesterday which sat in the refrigerator for a day. I set the sinker on the end of the line and the hook was a 4/0 wide worm hook about a 1.5ft above sinker on a 6 inch leader. The pieces of sucker were about 2 inches by 3-4 inches. BTW, First night I fished at a different location at 8-9ft depth with same results. Any comments or tips will be appreciated.