Two or three weeks ago we were at the lake, and I found what would be great bait for channel cat, if you could figure out a way to get them on the hook! The mayflies had just hatched here in Kansas, and were in the small trees and bushes along the bank of the lake. There were a group of geese that were going along the edge of the water reaching up with their bill and grabbing branches and shaking them knocking off mayflies by the hundreds, if not thousands! The geese would then go into a feeding frenzy gobbling up the Mayflies off the top of the water and in the air. Pretty soon, I heard a lot of commotion in the same area, and went over to take a look. The geese swam off, so I shook one of the small trees and knocked a bunch of the mayflies into the water. There were probably 4 channel cat over 10# boiling the water eating the mayflies, and several smaller channel cat as well. I stood there for 30 minutes shaking that tree until there were no more Mayflies falling off. To bad they are to damm small to put on a hook. Times like this I wish I could fly-fish, a 10# channel on a fly rod would be a BLAST!!