Went to a local river last night for a few hours, and I may have stumbled onto something that you may want to try during the spawn. We set up 4 rods with cut and live bluegills, tossed them to various depths and set back, waiting for a run. After about 3 hours without a hit, it finally dawned on me that most of the fish activity that we were seeing was fairly close to the shore. I rigged up a slip bobber about 3' above a piece of cut 'gill, and tossed it not anymore than 15' from the bank, directly in front of me. About 1/2 hour passed and the bobber "kerplunked" out of site, I set the hook, felt the fish for a second, then reeled in an empty hook! I rebaited with a fresh piece of 'gill, tossed back out to the same spot, laid the pole down and started to walk to the truck for something when my buddy says, "The bobbers under!", then I heard the clicker taking off. I was already up the hill a ways, so I told him to get the fish. (It was this banged up little flattie in the photos). I rebaited the hook, tossed it back out, just slightly further down stream but still close to the shore, and about 1/2 later the bobber once again disappeared. I set the hook and felt a very strong fish on the other line, but afer a short battle it pulled off. We had to get back home ,it was getting late, but I think that I'll go try the bobber thing again this evening!!