Today I went out to a private lake behind my house, havent fished in about 3 months, because of school + sports, but I ended up with two channel cats over 6 pounds each. I also got a 1 lb crappie earlier off of a crawdad crankbait. Caught the cats off a simple bobber rig used for bream, with redworms. I originally was going to go for panfish, but carp were swimming all over the place and thought I could get one of those or a cat with more bait on the hook. All were caught on my medium-light action 7 foot spinning outfit, my favorite. We had evening plans so after about 30 minutes of fishing I had to pack up and leave. Nice way to end the year I suppose. Happy New Year everyone. I can't wait for the weather to warm up again so the bite is on more often.