Recently, I tried my first local foray into fishing for catfish. (Used to fish a lot when I was young, had a set of tackle given to me, and fished right up until I turned 17 and had to then buy a fishing license which I could not, at that time, afford, recently got back into it.) My first couple of trips out were at Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis (still looking for good places to fish). I'm less interested in "the biggest" at the moment than in "big enough to take home and fry." My memories of freshly caught fish, chiefly catfish, fried up are quite fond indeed and I'd like to share them with my daughter. So far, I've tried a couple of baits: nightcrawlers, and commercially prepared dough bait ("Magic Bait" Chicken liver & Chicken Blood) and have come up a big fat goosegg. One problem I've found is that the dough bait doesn't stay on the hook. I cast the bait out into deeper water (can usually get to 10-15' deep water casting from shore). Then when, for whatever reason, I reel the line in (a couple of times after only a couple of minutes), the bait is gone. There was no twitch from the bobber so I don't think something ate it off the hook. So, any suggestions on good places to fish for cats around here (eating cats)? And is there something particular I should do with dough baits to keep them from falling off the hook?