Hello, this my first post on this messgae boards. I have enjoyed reading every ones post over the last few days, now I feel like it is time to ask a few questions. I fish for bass in a small private lake, never seen any cat fish, so are cat fish juat a big lake or river fish, I ask because I am going to try and get some the next time I go up there to fish? My boat is a 10Ft Jon, I only have a small trolling motor on it, evey thing works fine in the small lake, I want to try a bigger lake, I am wondering if the Jon Boat would be suitable for that as long as I do not stray away too far from the shore. Or do I need bigger boat?