A new year is here! Unfortunately the Mississippi River is not cooperating at all. The level is at unprecedented high levels and is not forecasted to drop until mid month. I hope we get some action going in the area and start some active posting to show some fishing successes. I suspect there may be significant flooding issues on the river should it not drop significantly prior to the spring thaw. Maybe some bait catching (shad/skips) opportunities will happen when the Bonnet Carre and perhaps the Morganza spillways are opened if necessary. Happy New Year to all of you.