Well, the gar fishing has been so good recently, that I haven't even been catfish! We've been fishing the New River in eastern NC, and catching 20 fish a day. We've been fishing fresh caught menhaden either drifted or on a float. I've opted to go exclusively with my light action 6'6" rod with my new Abu Cardinal reel and 4# test. My best so far is a 11lb 2oz streak that took me 20min to land, and left me with sore arms and memories of a freshwater marlin that will last a liftetime untill I get my record! My 5 year old daughter escorted us on the cattoon for some gar/white cat fishing this past weekend and I couldn't be more proud of my little angler. She boated 5 gar on a 5'6" ultralight rod, and 4# test, with the biggest being close to 8lbs! Daddy coached her some, set her drag at the start of the day, but I never one touched the rod while she was fighting her fish. Talk about a kiddo I thought was going to sleep forever that night! I didn't have the camera with the first trip out, but here are some of the gar my girl caught, and one of the two doubles that her and I got into!