I am from the Kansas City side, me and a buddy are going to locate a spot on the bank to fish to MO river tomorrow. We've never done this, but have tried to catch catfish at various lakes in the area, and failed. I currently have a 8ft pole with 30lb line. I am unaware if I should upgrade this to a 100lb test or not......Also, I am unaware of how I should correctly rig the pole for my best chances. We are planning on using cut bait, probably catch a bluegill or so for this purpose (poor guy), but we just have one mission, to catch a catfish finally. We obviously are hoping for a big one (we only practice catch and release) and we're just hoping for some tips to hopefully, at least get us one fish. Please help! Thanks.