Went out Tuesday morning pre-fishing/scouting for a trip Wednesday and had a field day. On free lines (14 pound test line that I use for stripers) baited with live bream/gills with a 1/0 hook I caught a 12+, 14+ and a 16 3/4 pound blues and on my carolina rigs baited with bream heads and white perch strips I caugh over 12 blues in the 3 to 8 pound class and several channel cats. Had a guest Wednesday and could not get a bite in the area I pre-fished Tuesday, so left there and went to another cove and my guest loaded up with a bunch of 3 to 9 pound blues and several channels. Bream and white perch were the baits used. Today, I took Bro. ThaBear with me and we fished an area where a striper fishermen told me that flatheads were tearing up his baits. We didn't catch a single flathead but caught enough blues to have a nice fish fry if we wanted to. Bream and bass strips were what we used for bait today. Water temp. all week has been from 78 to 80 degrees. Wind this week has mostly been out ot the South, SW and SE. No reports of any big fish being caught this week. Rookie12 and family caught some nice fish Sunday or Monday and he has already made a report on another thread. Big cats, except for flats, appear to be spawning or hiding from me and others. All of my fish outings are for 4 hour duration. Old man can not take the heat and the wave runners anymore.