Went to lock and dam #14 on the Mississippi riv Monday PM. Baited my big cat rod with fresh cut blue gill with great expectations. Ugly stick rod got shad gut. First hour nuthing. Second and third hour, I caught seven nice chanels on the shad guts while the gill bait pole never got bent once. Yes, I freshened the bait couple times. Son inlaw came around, saw the light, and tried the gut bait, caught two cats. Guts 9 - cut gill 0.