I figured this would be a good place to ask a St Louis area question. Some of you Gateway guys still go fishing now and then, right? :smile2: Boat ramps Looking for a boat launch close to Plattin Rock, it looks like the Truman access may be my best bet, are there any other good or better options you would suggest? Is the Truman access a 24 hour area? Any big security concerns there? Bait Any suggestions for finding shad, asian carp, skipjack, mooneye, etc on the river itself? I know some of those are probably hard to locate on the river, just like they are here, but any advice would be welcome. Honey holes Just a few GPS coordinates please. I already know about the Cottonwood tree. :wink: Seriously, just wondering how you guys fish, anchored vs drifting, deep holes vs flats, etc. Ive never been on the Mississippi, I imagine the current makes drifting a challenge, just like it is on the Missouri up here. Any other advice for a Mississippi River newby? Im not sure my exact schedule, but Im looking to spend a couple of days over there sometime in the next 2-3 weeks. Thanks!