Last year I put in alot of extra time and effort catching bait from the river I fish rather than getting bait from one of the ponds near my house. The gills I caught from the river fought harder & longer while on the hook, and practically went crazy right before they were eaten. While pond gills just seem to settle on the bottom and hide. Any river bait like baby carp, drum, shad they also struggle more. I caught more fish last year because of this, plus my PB 44 lb er. What works best for you guys?