Any of you guys ever fish Croton or Hardy ponds for cats? I know the DNR planted alot of Channel cats in Hardy back in the early 80's. Once in a while you hear of someone catching one on accident. My Dad has caught 1 cat on each pond in the last 5 years. Both were LARGE channel cats.15lbs and 13lbs. Both were caught trolling a silver and black shad rap at night for walleyes.Sure seems like there should be some real monsters there. Maybe the best shot for a state record channel cat besides Muskegon lake. Not easy to find them in reservoirs. I tried a few times last spring on Hardy pond with cut bait.Kept catching pike , no cats.