I have been catching channel cats like crazy every day this summer. I chum and use Cattracker Dip baits(jo jo's pole snatcher mostly and wicked sticky). Have a reservoir that is 100 or so acres that has WAY too many catfish in it. LOL!!!!!!!!! All different size year classes, too, so the population is unreal in there. Some of the fish are so dang skinny you'd swear they should have died by now. The conservation officer told me they didn't stock in last year. God bless.