I was wondering if someone could please help me out. Out here in AZ in the Urban Lakes shrimp is a very good bait(for channel cats). I use it and I get a ton of bites but when I set the hook I seem to pull it out of the cat's mouth or set the hook took soon. I usually use a slip sinker rig off the bottom(tight lined). For the shrimp I peel some of the tail plates off and thread on the hook tail first with the thick part near the hook point exposed. I've been using size 3/0 J-hooks and have tried the 3/0 Owner Circle hooks. Sometimes the circle hooks set themselves but it is real hard to thread the shrimp on the circle hooks. My timing must be off while trying to set the hook. Any help on the correct method to fish with shrimp would be much appreciated and thanks.