Yesterday morning I was on my own. My 13 year son elected to sleep in so I did not have my fishing partner. I got down to the dam at 6 and caught about 50 alewives in 3 throws, they were everywhere. This morning I did not mess with the striper fishing, too long of a run in the boat. I went up to Rocky Creek and set a drift, it was kind of difficult. I do not have a trolling motor and there was almost no breeze. No bites until about 8. I caught 5 ( all small) in a period of 15 minutes. I changed from using a whole headless cut up shad to 1 inch body sections. I had a small bream set on my strong rod and to my surprise I caught a 2-3 lb trash fish on it. I moved out to one of the points on the main channel and picked up about a 6 lb flat head. In all a good morning no trophies and no eaters and the best part is I am not at work. One last thing. I turn 50 this week and my wife asked what I wanted for my birthday. My answer was to go to the lake and fish everyday and not have anyone complain about it. We all have to balance our fun, family and work so this indulgence is my present. It is funny what becomes important as you get older.