hi e1, a few weeks ago a new member made a post asking about fishing the mississippi river down by new madrid, i pm him told him that i would take him out soon as i got my boat back. well today i called him joey (djh1) told him that i was going out for a while & if he wanted to come along id show him what i do see if that help him out. we when up creek to get some shad, showed him how to throw the net, i think hes about got it now, just needs to work on it a little more, but he did get it up a few times. then we went down river. show him a few spots i fish, we got set up & a few min. went by when he got a bite, it was a 8 pounder, about 15 min later i got a 14 pounder, we moved around looking at a few spots, set up, he got a bite & a battle, this turned out to be his pb. 34 1/2 pounder. should have seen that smile:big_smile::big_smile: nomore than got the pics. & that line back in, he got a 16 pounder. joey it was great haveing you along, your off & running now good job. here are a few pics. of joey and his fish.