i was just wondering if any of you guys have ever had the opportunity to actually watch a catfish take your bait while fishing. i got the opportunity one time. i was fishing a small stream near my house that feeds i into a major lake. in the spring when we get a lot of rain the stream will flood allowing all kinds of nice fish into it. the water goes back down and they get trapped. i like to take my ultralight and sight fish bass and bluegill in this stream. one day i was down there and i was fish this deep hole of water near a rock bluff, there was a log out in the water and i could see there was a decent sized fish sitting under it. i couldnt tell what it was til i saw its tail . deep forked tail, gotta be a channel cat. i had some green worms with me and i put a couple on my hook and tossed it towards the log. now being the expert caster that i am i managed to land the bait behind the fish instead of in front of him. i started to reel it up and try again but i didnt. i just let it set there for a moment. i guess it was about 20 seconds and the catfish started stirring around then he slowly did a 180 and ate the bait! i set the hook and after a short struggle, i had to drag him over the log, i had a channel about a pound and a half. that was one of the most amazing things i have ver witnessed while fishing.