Slow fishing in the Loup Power Canal in Nebraska has caused me to start trying some new things lately. Last few seasons the catfish bite was almost exclusively minnows. I caught around 18 eater-sized channels in a couple hours in one remarkable sitting and my PB channel at around 7lbs, but this whole season the bite has been....well not there at all :angry:. The first thing i tried was fishing a small stream next to the Canal and that atleast gave me a little fun, catching bullheads and creek chubs. Tried both of them as cut-bait and live bait and neither produced a single thing. The worst of it though is a few older guys that fish the same spots as me have been having some luck on cut-bait, but trying the same thing yielded me nothing at all. Finally i went out and decided to try a new kind of dip bait, and the very least i could just use it for bullheads, so i debated on what to buy and ended up with Junnie's sewer bait. Instead of using a dip worm, I have just been using a treble hook with sponge on it, and It has been producing almost instant bites. But there's another problem, the only cats i can pull up with it have been at the most around 1/2 lb. I know generally dip baits produce smaller cats, but i haven't caught a channel that has even been a full pound yet, but i know they are there, I've caught them in past summers and seen people take them this summer just about every night. So basically this post is to just tell about my experiences. Sewer bait has worked excellently at getting bites, but just not anything of any size. And on top of that to ask for your guys's opinions on what i should try. Should i just throw out multiple lines, one with sewer bait so i can catch something and the others with something different to try to catch something bigger? Anybody have any ideas of bait to try?