I've lived on Canyon for a year now, and fish it a lot. I am by no means an expert on Canyon, far from it, but I did decent on blue cats last year between January-April. However, the sit and wait game never worked for me. I mostly drift fish (with trolling motor), and if I don't see bait on my graph, I don't catch fish. Now, I find the bait before I even cast a line. I can't seem to catch shad in this lake to save my life, so bluegill is my bait of choice. I use them live and cut, and seem to do better on cut. Although I catch an occasional striper on live bluegill, which is fine with me. I usually fish on the upper end by the dam, and usually drift through creek channels. If you have a graph, find the bait, and the catfish will be around. If you don't have a graph, and just want to sit and wait, then the river mouth is probably your best bet. Just my 2 cents.