Hi, I'm new to catfishing and need some advice. I was wondering what rods and reels you would recommend for a person new to the sport. I primarily bass fish, and only have experience with spinning reels. I would like to get a user friendly baitcaster (with a line-out alarm) and a decent rod all without breaking the bank. I have read good things about the Abu Garcia 6600BC but would like your input. Any suggestions would be helpful. Also, does the length of the rod vary if I plan to fish off the bank or out of a boat? Thanks.