Went out there this evening at around 7 pm to try and get some flatheads. I had never used slip float rigs before, so I decided to give them a try, because I've heard a lot of good thing about them. I had a couple lines out with live perch on them about three feet down or so probably 50 feet from shore. Within 5 minutes one of the floats took off across the water and bent my pole over, and it turned out to be a channel. Got another one after that as well. They were only about three pounds, but it sure amazed me that they could fit those entire perch into their mouths. I couldn't say that I was suprised at the fact that I caught channels on live perch, because I have caught some pretty large ones out of the river on them too. I have taken quite a liking to slip floats, seeing as how it's a lot more stimulating to watch than fishing straight off the bottom as well as quite effective. It also gives you a better understanding of catfish behavior, because contrary to what we have been told throughout our lives about the way that catfish feed (channels eat horrible smelling things, and feed off the bottom, ect..) it can be seen that they are actually quite a bit more versatile than it was once believed.