How would you guys typically try to fish a 2 or 3 acre pond. I've caught a couple decent catfish in there between 6-15lbs. My brother says that he's seen up to around 40lb cats in there. I'm not sure what type of catfish since I myself don't even know the difference that well. They have been stocked in the pond anyhow for quite a few years and they are big. Any suggestions on how to go about getting the big ones? I've been using a 24" leader and then 1/2oz egg sinker with bead (carolina rig) setup. I've broke off on 3 on the hookset and landed 3. I'm going this weekend to the pond to hopefully catch a couple. I've been using shrimp and chicken liver so far. Should I be fishing the deepest holes in the pond(out in the center) or fishing the shallower end. Should I fish close to the bank of throw my bait out as far as I can get it? Also just wondering if I should make sure the drag is set very loose so the cat can pull line and not feel anything.... or should I keep the drag tight so I can see the pole bend? To sum up my catfishing experience, growing up as a kid we'd fish below the locks and dams with creek chubs but never caught anything big. Other than that I fished Deer Creek(beside Berlin Lake) from the shore and never caught anything big there either. We used chicken liver most of the time at Deer Creek. Easy questions for most of you i'm sure but just wanting to broaden my fishing skills. Thanks!