Hi all, I am a new member as of yeaterday. Me and my wife Helen, went out on the red river today and had a ball. We launched at 12 noon and fished til 3. We were drift fishing over the drops below the dam. we used cut shad for bait and rods dressed with 12 and 14 pound test mono. The biggest was caught by Helen, it was a blue 43inches long. I did not have a scale or camera just a tape. I guess the weight between 50-55lbs. when we netted it the hook almost fell out, one more twist and it would have been history. We brought home 9 channels that produced 23lbs of fillets. The fish were deep, holding between 20-43 feet over 50 foot of water. There was next to no current, had to drift with the wind, which was nice cause it was Hot. We had a 10ft unbrella for shade thank goodness. yall ought to try it.