I spent the 2 nights down at the camping and fishing. The first night my family joined me and the second night a friend of mine and my brother. We had several good runs on a live bluegill. One fish my brother had on was hilarious. Around 2:30am as all three of us were having trouble staying awake we were woke up by the "ziiinnnnnnggggg" drag sound,a cat tearing out some line! Finally they started biting! We wondered if they would ever start because last night up until around 2:15 am we hadn't had any bites. Saturday night I caught 2 cats before midnight. Weird, I thought on the timing and activity times on the water. Well anyhow, my brother let it pull some line and then set up the fish, Swing and a miss! He sat the pole back down and not 3 minutes later, "zziiinnnnnggg", again the fish was swimming with the live bluegill. My brother sets the hook, Swing and a miss. Well this went on like 2 more times until on the 4th try he finally got the fish on, was reeling it in and it decided it wanted no part of the bank and he lost it! We were using bluegill that were about 4 1/2" long. My fish in the picture came on cut bluegill. For some reason they didn't want the shrimp last night. I have no idea how big it was??? I've def caught bigger there. Pardon my stupidty but is this a channel or a shovelhead? His lower jaw was recessed farther back in than his upper jaw. I have the worst time telling the catfish apart (channel, shovelhead, flathead, etc.) and I've seen pictures of each. LOL, I see the fish and I just can't figure them out. By the way, I see a lot of you guys holding the fish by their mouth. I started doing this but those teeth are pretty sharp I thought. Any tricks to positioning of hand / fingers... one time the cat decided it wanted to close its mouth tight and it felt like my finger was caught in vice grips for a split second!! Is the trick to get more of your hand in its outh vs lipping like you would a bass? I need to know cause I surely don't want my hand or fingers broke! I definately could tell that that fish was very tough and had powerful jaws. I'm glad to see the bluegill worked vs the Shrimp because in my previous attempts to use live bait (around 8 years ago) I didn't fair too well.