I have fished monticello for many years, but have just recently in the past 3-4 years started fishing for the big catfish that are their. I have heard of people who can go their and catch them on a regular basis, but I just can't seem to figure them out. With the wealth of knowledge on this site maybe some can shed some light on the situation. I use the following setup when I fish the lake. 1. I use a 3 way swivel with a 2 oz sinker attached to the bottom af the swivel. My leader is usually between 18 - 24 inches with a 2 1/2 - 3 1/2 inch cork 2-6 inches above the hook. 2. Drift speed is between .2 and .5 mph never over .5 mph. I have 2 drift socks that I can use to control speed and sometimes I will use a controlled drift using my trolling motor. 3. Bait of choice is bream (I have scaleing the bream, filleting the bream and just cutting it into pieces) and I also have used herring. 4. I have drifted depths from 11 ft down to 110 ft. 5. Time of day is 6:00 am to about 1 pm. 6. I mainly concentrate my drift around the big water locked island in front of the 215 landing ( it has 3 bouys at the point of it facing the power plant, and 3 at the rear facing the 99 landing) and the rock dam toward the power house. I guess thats about it, maybe some one on here can tell me where i am going astray. Any advice would be a great help and thanks in advance for the info.