I don't know how everyone else feels on this topic but i feel that "alternative" methods of catfishing are like having a second job. It really rubs me the wrong way when people say that it is the easy and lazy way to fish. Apparently these people have never alternatively fished correctly. From catching bait, setting lines, and running them again at sun up makes for a long outing. I have been doing it since i was a kid and love every aspect about it. If I feel like going out and relaxing on the water, I load the boat with my rod and reels and do it the "traditional" way.