Where I fish dictates that I target channels and white cats. When ever I hit the water I always take several different baits. Most of the time as many as 5 different offerings. I have found over the years that this is the route to go. Some of my choices are mackeral, eels,blue gills,minnows,peanut bunker,herring,liver,and shad. We will bait up the lines and see what gets the most attention and then narrow it down from there. I have found this to be a very productive method to utilize for these cats. I would like to do more fishin with nite crawlers and dead blood worms, but the perch are relentless. LOL! Just curious as to how some of the rest of yas put together your plan of attack.