hmmm. i have done a moderate amout of reading on here. and i can clearly see that tennessee catfishing is different than fishing farm ponds in missourri. all you needed was some chicken liver or stink bait a lantern and fish on the bottom and you did fine LOL! plus after catching no cats of any kind for a few weeks here, i decided to do some research. i am a bank fisherman and just wondering what baits do you guys use? stink baits like "BJ catfish bait worked fine in missourrii, or chicken liver worked fine also in missourrii" or those bloddy shad things you buy in the package at wal-mart did fine sometimes... so far no luck here in tennessee though.... every place i catfish at, the water is moving "unlike the small ponds i am used to fishing" i fish flyns lick creek near gainsboro TN. the water is slow moving and it has a rock bottom. and there is a deep channel i can cast into. i know if i use a bobber it does slowly move down stream. and i fish about 2 or 3 foot deep. but like i said. i think i am using the wrong bait to begin with.. any reccomendations?