Thanks y'all. I'll try the larger hooks but I've caught gills on 6/0 circle hooks for bigger cats lol maybe there's something in the water in these ...more Texas fisheries that get our panfish so ambitious. I'm tempted to just go buy a few from a hatchery but that takes all the fun out of it. Maybe you could ship me some Justin...... 🤣 Really want a lil bullhead too but that's a tough task down here
For me and how we got little ones in our pond was we found a private pond that was just catfish which also might work for you and/or for your situation I get pieces ...more of worms on a hook that is bigger than what a perch would eat and get a 1 oz weight and put it on the bottom or a few inches from the bottom which will work.
Hey just curious what your setup is to get all these baby cats. I'm building a little pond in my backyard and these would be perfect size. I want to see em grow, ...more whenever I use micro hooks and worms I get panfish after panfish