There's a pond at a local park I'm eager to get back out to and fish but want to do so with a plan. I've never specifically targeted Catfish here so I don't know if they are even there. I figure it's a body of water that's been there for over 5 years so it's bound to have some. The bream/bass fishing I've tried has never been successful. It's fished moderately little to no fish caught (that I've seen) but there are plenty of shad in the shallows, the local WLF occasionally stocks it with trout and I know for sure I saw about a 2.5 - 3 foot long choupique once as came up to the surface rolled and went back. I'm sure it wasn't a Gar. The pond is about 2 to 2.5 acres in size and am unsure of how deep it is. I have a small pirogue that I was going to use to drop some noodles in the pond. I figured the best way to observe the fish presense in the pond would be to throw a few noodles out there with shad/cut bait. I'm just not sure if I should just go right out in the middle and just drop them as close to the bottom as I could get or if I should stick close to the banks. I've read through some of the older threads just didn't find the answers to my questions.