I was really happy when they put channel cats in lake Shetek. At first of course there was no size to them and the walleye fishermen did not say anything. But now they are getting bigger and they really complain now. But I keep telling them that it is great for me. In fact I got me another boat to fish bigger lakes. Not that my 15.5 foot bluefin would not work but the fishandski Sylvan with a 60 horse motor is alot more comfortable. Most of the channels we get now are in the 2 to 4 pound range but get up into the teens on occasion. And it will only get better. Still like to go to the river but not having to drive 65 miles to fish catfish is nice as will.