Ive NEVER done this style before and it doesnt seem to be working. I use to ALWAYS just use a slip rig on the bottom. Ive been told recently though that its better to catfish with the bait off the bottom. I know you can weight the bottom then add hooks further up but ive been trying the bobber way. Anyone have any advice on how to utilize this method? How do you find depth? How do you know if the bait is too high or the sinker is just resting on bottom just enough to make the bobber stand up? Im using one of those big slip bobbers btw. Do cats come up off the bottom to get the bait like gills and other fish? Im mostly using shrimp. Ive been having a REALLY hard time getting into some cats too BTW. Ive never had this kind of problem but its pretty frustrating. Its like going after gills and not getting any in the summer time.