Hi all, Does anyone have a method of dealing with catfish that just peck at the bait. When I occasionally am able to hook one, they range in size from one-half to six pounds. Most are in the 1-3 pound range. I have bites almost instantly....30-60 seconds...with both poles twitching...but seldom do they actually take the bait. I have used circle hooks(good only for strong hits), kahle, J, small, medium, large, double, treble, stinger, etc. Still, they simply peck the bait off the hook. I am river-fishing deadline with one ounce of weight above a bead and swivel with 18" of leader to the hook. The catfish are wanting the bait, but not the hook....much like finicky walleyes. Any ideas? Thanks for helping.