I caught a twenty five inch cat at waneka last week fishing a minnow under a bobber. I was trying for crappie and not really watching my pole. I almost lost him because I was using a light wire hook. Next time I go out I will try for catfish. I am going to use livers and bloodbait nuggets. My question is what sort of hook will work best fishing on the bottom to make sure the fish gets hooked up. Circle hooks, trebles
? That was one hell of a fight he put up. I hope to catch him again this week. There are a lot of good cats in that lake from what a guy walking around the lake was saying.