Well I got out of bed a little late, had to get home and change out the prop on my boat. My sister and her boyfriend Tony wanted to go with me so we loaded up and hit the river around 2:30. We didn't get to the spot until 3:30 thanks to the wind. We put in at Flam City and it took us around an hour to get down river to the spot that I wanted to fish. We set up and had a couple of bumps but no serious takers. We moved down to another spot a couple of hundred yards away and just before it was time to go the outside rod started doing the slow bend and I picked it up and handed it to Tony. I think my sister was asleep in the front of the boat. It put up a pretty good fight for a winter cat and it turned out to be Tony's first blue and his biggest fish to date. It weighed 20 lbs and was a really healthy Mississippi River blue. We only fished for about an hour had 5 bites and caught one fish, the temperature was 55 ( a little colder than that on the water) the water temp was 37* and the wind was blowing pretty good. There is not much wood floating right now but the wing dykes are under as of yesterday.