Well I got to the falls around 7:30am but I didnt get started till 8:30 or so. They sounded the siren as soon as I got to my spot and I waited to see how much they would raise it, it went up about 6 inches so I got started. The river was about 16 feet before they sound the siren. Bites were slow and the water was fast as they had the 2 inside gates open. They sounded the siren again about 30 minutes later and this time the water rose over 1 foot and forced me to a higher rock ledge. Anyway, after that the bites picked up and I got a tiny 1lb channel which made me laugh and scould the little guy for getting in trouble. About 15 minutes later I got a 10lb blue and the water rose another 4-6 inches. After about 45 minutes later my rod doubled over in a heartbeat. I jumped up and the circle hook had done its job, I wasn't sure what I had but it was fighting and I knew it must be a blue. S0 I fought it against the current and got it close to the rock and yeah it was a blue and a good size one. I got it to me and tried to pick it up and the line snapped halfway down the hook line. It looks like the rock ledge and the fish sliced the braided line pretty good. I got the fish away from the water and tried to get a couple of pictures and weighed it. 24.75lbs... I carried one angry fish back to the water and heaved it back in. Well here are a couple of pics.. it is had to judge the size so I tried to put my size 10 1/2 shoe close to it. I did have another take down and this time it was way bigger than what I figured it would be bad thing is it surged and snapped my 80lb test powerpro braided line. :embarassed: I was using skipjack that morning. Oh and I went back today but the parking lots within 1/2 mile from the park were full because they had some sort of race this morning.. GRR..