Just a 1/4-1/2oz jig head under a sliding bobber. Worms, shrimp or crickets worked great. Cast at max 30 ft out, look for schools finning or gulping carp eggs/fry. Cats averaged 3-4lbs each many larger, very few smaller. Kids caught 20-30 in about 3-4 hours. Had a great day, where they had 22 in one hour. I was busy baiting that day! We didn't get many crappie, most seemed to be dying from sores on their mouths.