What is your favorite bait for the Yellow River in NW Florida? I used Crawfish with the claws torn off (on bush hooks) in April and cleaned up on Channel Cats. It was the first time I tried using it and only because I couldn't find mullet at the fish store. It worked a hell of a lot better than mullet though! The best I've ever found though has been filleted strips of fresh Jackfish (pickerel). You can't legally use it on bush hooks or trotlines since it's considered a gamfish but it's ok on rod and reel. The results are amazing. It is hands down the best channel cat bait I've ever used in this river. If you catch one someday give it a shot, you'll be suprised. I now consider catching a jackfish the same as winning the lottery!