I know weve discussed this subject on here before but i thought it would be interesting to our new members and beginning catters to hear some advice. What areas do you look for to try in rivers this time of year ??? What bait do you recommend ?? What style of hooks and rig ups do you all recommend ?? ANY other advice ??? Just figured id get some conversation started here in the catfishing section for us die-hard catters !!! Ive never had much luck in the colder water months for channels here on the Tusc but i always look for the deepest holes i can find and use a slip sinker rig (2 oz) and a 4/0 Gamakatsu Inline Circle Hook baited with a piece of cut bait (either frozen shad or bluegill). i think the earliest after Jan `1rst that ive ever caught a channel cat from the Tusc was mid-March !!!