I caught a channel cat the other day and it launched itself in the air like a smallmouth bass...quite an impressive jump! It was the first time it has ever happened to me. Is this as uncommon as I think it is? It was a three foot jump and the only time I have ever seen a catfish do it in my whole life. Has it happened to all of you? Caught about 8 catfish in a short time, all good sized 2-4 lbs, the prespawn bite. Here they will stop biting in about a week and spawn, the next time to catch them will be mid july.