I always use minnows when I'm fishing with yo-yo's for catfish just in case there may be a hungry crappie lurking around as well. Equal oppertunity you know. My problem is the lake I fish most is full of gar. They are pretty rough on your shinners. I thought about changing to something like magic bait to try limiting the number of lost minnows and thrown sets. Do any of you use any type of dough bait or something like magic bait and do you have any luck on it with yo-yo's. I used it on trotlines with some success but never on yo-yo's.