Surprised this thread was not started years ago. I have recently gotten into catching channel cats through the ice and it is addicting! I wanted to see who is also doing it and what methods work. They bite really light and I keep thinking there has got to be something to trigger them better than what I am using which is basically a waxie - panfish type offering. I have tried minnows and it does not work for me. I was thinking of trying the catfish stink bait next. Also I would like to expand to other lakes where I can catch numbers of them really is fun and I think overlooked. Feel free to send me a PM if you don't want to post something for everyone to see! thanks, Crappie Driller