Maybe it's just my luck but I've never caught a cat on artificial bait .
I've caught more on bass gear then when targeting them.
But I'm new to chasing them and I'm only a few two hour trips in on my catfishing career haha.
I've caught them on spinnerbaits, chatter baits, cranks, plenty on worms and jigs, one by hand and one on a buzz bait.
No dead red on any of those haha