Has anyone tried this for catfishing? It is a bank fishing technique used in saltwater, to get your live or cut bait out to the fish without damage. A claw sinker is tied to the end of your line, with a stopper placed several feet above it. Your line is cast out and the claw sinker is dug into the bottom. You then place a non-return bait slider onto your line and hook on you bait of choice. Once you let go of the bait slider, the bait slides down your line and enters the water. You jiggle your rod and that lets the bait continue on until it reaches your stopper. The advantages are, a bait that would be too large to cast or damaged on impact could be easily used from the bank. My thoughts were that a shore-bound catfisherman could use this technique to place a very large bait safely into the water. Once the bait reached it's destination, the rod could be placed into a rod holder. This should work very well for river fishing because of the current. It would also have it's uses in lakes, because the bait could swim out to the stopper even in shallower water. I will be making all of the components for this rig myself. This is not a new technique, I am just trying to adapt it to freshwater use.