I have catfished Lake Monticello the past 2 days. 1. Get your bait off the bottom or else Mud Cats will get it. (5 so far) 2. Dont use anything that a bass will eat or you will catch bass. (12 so far) I have caught 4 channel cats with the largest being 7lb 11 oz. Also caught a ton of perch for bait tonight - maybe the bass prefer trotline minnows and will leave the red bellies alone. But, we are gonna use some weiners with anise tonight too.