I've fond of a good fight, and even though it sometimes limits me to only fish in the 1-5 lbs. range, I like fishing with light or even ultralight gear for catfish, especially when targetting channels. My #1 set-up is a 6' Quantam Iron-X light action rod with 6# test Spiderwire mono, set up with a slip rig, small circle hook(sharpened before hitting the water if necessary to facilitate hooksets), and generally fished using fresh 4' threadfin or hickory shad. Set-up#2(my favorite) is a 4'6" Quantam Micro-light 00 ultra-light rod with 4# test mono, set up with small #8 Eagle Claw baitholder, short leader slip rig with a bell sinker, slow drifted with a night crawler or again, dead shad. The second set up is a blast! I was just wondering if there is anyone else around there that has tried similar tactics for some wicked fights!