I bought a boat thinking I can fish in the middle of the lake where all the big fish are. Yeah right!:lol: I find most of my catch are in the shallow by the banks. So where do you guys catch those big catfish? More in the shallow or in the deepest part of the lake. what do you guys look for? What is in your favorite spot besides chums?:lol: What is the best off the shelf bait? I don't know how to make my own. Do you guys make your own bait?