my friend and i fish a lot out here in cali for channels. we usually have luck on cut mackrel, marsh mellows and meal worms, night crawlers and dip baits. last friday we were using them out at santa ana river lakes with no success. my buddy decided to change it up and free line a cat fish dough ball rolled in hog wild. this rig landed us two fish just before the lake closed. for some reason the hog wild sticks to the catfish nugget really well, better than the sponge or the rubber deals.