Heeeey all, first post and all that. It's been awhile since I've been cat fishing, several years in fact, so I'm trying to get back into that. I went fishing sunday afternoon, in all honesty probably way too early in the day, at a small pond on my Uncle's place I last fished probably about eight years ago. I caught a small green sunfish I used for cut bait and I got skunked, It's not a very big pond so I didn't live my bait in one place too long maybe 30-35min a cast and I usually used a new piece of bait each new cast. I was fishing tightline on the bottom which is how I remember fishing it before except I used to use some kind of store bought dough ball of some kind but I expected with the large amount of green sunfish in the pond they would be a better bait to use. Anyway, I guess I'm asking if I should continue to use green sunfish (fillet or chunk?) and just keep trying or if I should try something else or maybe just adding a float. I normally only tried to catch them in deep water should I change up and go shallower and near cover? The biggest cat I caught way back when was a 12lb channel which is the only kind of cat in the pond I "believe". It's possible it harbors a flathead or two as a few of these fish where transplanted by my cousin although I can't imagine a flathead surviving in a pond that small. One last note, I've never caught a catfish under 5 or 6 pounds out of there, whats up with that? Sorry for the long post, just trying to get details out there, thanks in advance for the help and hopefully my next outing will be a little more interesting.