Glad I found this board, lots of experience and good accounts. My name is Jeff and I've lived in AZ from GA since 96. I catfished alot in GA but havn't done it here since then. I just got a pole and license again and decided to try Bartlett last two friday nights in a row at the campsites. I used shrimp one night and hot dogs the next...nothin but crawdads. I feel like I'm fishing for the first time. Short casts, lost bait, lame spots are all I'm getting. After reading some of your accounts I think I may try some new things. But It looks like there is alot to catch on to. I don't think I'm ready for any big flatheads yet. For now I'd be to stoked to land some pan sized channels. Hopefully, someone here could answer a couple questions. 1. What bait would best help me and how should I hook it? 2. With warmer water temps should I use weights, floats or nothing but the bait? 3. For now I will be fishing from the shore. Any west shore recommendations? Thanks! I appreciate any tips. I'm thinking about trying Bartlett again Friday but at 6$ pass + gas from phx and beer my wifes gonna start thinking I'm cheating on her if I don't come home with a fish.