This foil product was very hard to work with, even on a smooth bait. It was supposed to have a "crinkle" appearance, but instead it showed every little line created by the adhesive. The new Bait Blast paint though adheres to the foil wonderfully. The gold/orange theme is a solid Lake Trout color for Lake Superior as well as a very good Salmon color. The foil is very shiny so I am certain that these baits will work on the big water. Anxious to try them.
No as for Catfish, I have little experience fishing them so I couldn't tell you what trips their trigger. I have taken Channel Catfish on jigs and plastics while fishing Crappies and Walleyes. Many years ago fishing below the Red Wing dam on the Mississippi River in March I snagged a Flathead with a jig that weighed an estimated 40 pounds. That was exciting.