Went out armed with my new hotdog recipe and caught 12 channels within an hour and a half... Cheapest hot dogs you can get...marinate them for a few days in a mixture of anise extract, garlic powder, and the oil from a can of sardines... Break off chunks of marinated weiner and use for bait. The cats can smell the hotdogs from literally a mile away. Break one into pieces and chum where you'll be fishing. Let me know if you try this recipe and experience success!