I neglected to post last night. I was busy. I went yesterday morning and got bait in the water around 6:30 AM. Didn't really tear them up. I caught 11 or 12. They were biting a little slow, so I tried something I haven't tried since spring...I used shad filet/gut combo. I caught 4 fish with filet/gut and the rest on cut shad or small whole shad. The bite went away mostly around 11:00, but I stubbornly fished for another 1.5 hours. I finished the day with a nice 7 lber. and averaged 4 lb overall. I only had one fish that went less than 3 lbs. Once again, it was a little hard to figure out where they wanted to be. I was catching them in deeper water though I woudn't necessarily call it "the channel" as I was further downriver. A friend in another boat finally started getting into them in shallower water (4-6 ft) just off the channel. Both of these boats were trolling. I caught the 7 lber in 4 ft. just off the channel. I also heard a reliable report of several guys catching nice cats anchored in a foot of water way above the bridges. One guy had 11 and another guy had 12 and they both averaged more than 5 lbs. A word of caution. Don't just go heading up there if you're not familiar with that water. It's mostly mud with fairly narrow channels on the far north and south sides. There are still lots of submerged stumps as well so enter at your own risk. In addition, the water level in the upper reservoir has dropped due to low inflow making it even more difficult to get upriver to the west. I've been doing well enough downriver that I've had no real desire to fight my way through the mud although I must admit that I've seen some awesome fishing up there at times. Enough for now. Mike.