Went out below Alton Dam yesterday, saw they were calling for a front to come in so had to check it out. Caught some decent size shad, one of which looked like what Rat called a shad on steroids, it was hugh. Water has been slowly dropping as well as cooling fast, now at 49 - 50 degrees. The currant was ripping, painted some fish deep so with all the conditions set up over an area about 45 ft deep around 11:30. Wind really picked up now coming from the west where the day started with a breeze from the south. Tried heads, gut pockets, head and fillets as well as large fillets, not even a nibble. Then remembered Gary and Cuz used small fillets about 3 inch by 1 inch bingo, nice hit but no hook set. Had a circle hook on that one so put two gama octopus hooks on a short leader around 12:30 first fish a 12 pounder (first picture), just got a reading before scale went out. Note: time for another scale next fish was 30 inches (second picture - with my shoe next to it) then last one was a little over 36 inches (last picture - fish in net) at around 2:30... Fish were all released fine ready to fight again. Had a strong wind now out of the northwest, barometer was rising at a fast pace, bite was good, then everything stopped other than the wind. One interesting note is every fish including the initial nibble was on the same pole. I rigged the other poles identical after the second fish and still nada. The fish were hanging close to structure and not moving much, looks like the cold water temperature having its effect. Strong currant seemed to multiply the weight of the fish bringing them in, that surge rod was bent over doing its thing and my arms were feeling it. It was sweet!!!