Thanks to everyone who's help out in my pursuit to land a large channel by using cutbait and live bait! I'm going out tonight, as long as the thunderstorms hold off, and I plan on taking your advice. I'm gonna fish with a live bullhead ( cutting the fins off for a blood trail ) and a live gill possibly ( cutting the tailfinn off too ). I'm also gonna try a new spot that my mother-in-laws boyfriend told me about. Hopefully I'll land a PB tonight and have some pics to show off. Thanks again to those who helped.