I'm pretty new to fishing and newer to fishing for cats. However, I'm HOOKED! Last month I managed 4 channels between 20-29 inches and one 30ish inch northern, plust tons of 24"+ dogfish and large carp. I'm having a blast catching rough fish from the shore and normally catch and release.
If other catfishermen/women/whatever want to target cats from the shore, let me know. I normally fish coon rapids dam, ford dam and some lakes.