Ok, I just called the DNR and ask if goldfish are legal bait. IT IS LEGAL HERE IN WEST VIRGINIA TO USE GOLDFISH AS BAIT. So, I am off to petco to get a dozen to try the next night I go catfishing. I will report back to how successful they will be in the Mon river up here around Morgantown. Also, about blue gills, I ask about them. It is legal to use blue gills as bait as long as you did not catch them in a trap or net. If they are caught on an hook and line, you can use them as bait. Or buy them as minnows. Hope this helps you guys out. Thanks everyone for your input.