What ways do you like to fish and why. Me i have no boat. so i fish catfish from the bank side. Keeping bait off bottom a foot or more. why do i do that it makes it easyer for the catfish to locat it easyer for them to get hold of it and easyer for them to hold it longer. in the end it pays off cause the longer they holder the better hold they have onit gives you every chance at a better hook set. Thank you to any who also give there input.