I put the boat in at Trice Landing in Clarksville because its most convient to where i live at and fish it almost daily. I've got a few spots where i can almost garuntee i'll catch 10-15 cats (90% blues) in a hour period, the problem being most of these cats are literally no bigger than 12-14 inches while every once in a while i'll land a 2-5 pounder. I fish now with Nightcrawlers and if i can manage to cast net a few blue gills small enough i'll swim them live (got a 28 pound flat and a 15 pound blue in these honey holes so i know large cats are present as well). I know the smaller bait is prolly leading to the smaller cats. My questions are where can i find shad to cast net on the main river for bait? Its my favorite bait to fish with but even at Lock B last time out i didn't have any luck cast netting any and had to settle with bluegills. I have no idea where to locate them on the main river. Will the larger bait prolly deter the smaller cats? Im wanting to go for larger cats and even though i'm constantly in the action should i abandon these spots and look for those that produce a slower bite but larger cats? Thx for the help.