Cast cut bait (dead type bait/no.2 hooks) to NEVER catch catfish unless Wels, Redtail. Cast float/bobber with worm, maggot, bread to NEVER EVER catch Bluegill or Crappie. JOKE. P.s. I do hate to hate on the game because I think its, overall, a good game. Also, How do you use multiple freaking rigs simultaneously, very annoying; been trying to figure that out for days.