Hey guys, long enough title for ya?!? LOL I am a newbie to fishing for catfish. I have been fishing pretty regularly below Chickamauga dam but without much luck. I have been using nightcrawlers and shad, live and cut, and ocassionally a 3-5 inch bluegill. I have been watching other people around me and they have not been doing much better. they are blowing so much water through right now I cant keep my bait on bottom, using a slip sinker rig, 3/0 - 5/0 cirlce hook, with a swivel and bead with a 2-3 oz egg sinker. since I can't keep it on bottom I just let it drift downstream and then reel it in and recast. Like I said I have not had much luck at all. I don't have a boat so I am limited to fishing from the bank. I know that fishing in August is supposed to be tough, but I know that I could be doing better. What or where do I need to be targeting? Shallow or deep? Rocks or mud? Flats or drop offs? Brush or clear bottom? Any advice would be appreciated. I just wanna catch some fish!!!