Sometimes can catch lots of catfish in Wahoo creek near Gainesville. Take Hwy 60 towards Dahlonega and then turn right on to Hwy 283 (right beside Kroger) and go about a mile or 2 and the park is on the right just before you cross the Wahoo creek bridge. I have caught lots of Cats with shad (cut into pieces) but you might get more as much (or maybe more) action with nightcrawlers, shrimp or chicken livers. Don't worry about casting as far as you can into deep water as most the cats will be 20-50 feet from the bank I think. Lanier has few to none of any cats other than Channel cats and most will be from 1-5 lbs but there are some a little bigger in there. Good Luck. Dirk
BTW- Here is one my son caught last week using cutbait on the bottom.