Caught 6 nice channel cats today with my two little girls, age 5 and 10. We accidentally caught some shad because where we were fishing the shad were stacked up. Hmmm, I thought to myself. Shad stacked up thick maybe the cats will like them. So we caught about 4 or 5 shad, cut them up, and started catching the cats. I'm ashamed to say that two fish swam off with hook, line and sinker because I neglected to change the line for this year... Gotta do that before we go back out. We looked pretty funny with me on my bicycle, 5 yr old daughter on back, three rods on handlebars, and 6 cats hanging off the handlebars. Fortunately, hubby came along and relieved me of daughter and rods! What a fun afternoon. The cats ran between 2 and 3 1/2 lbs.