Where do I start??? Tuesday, I originally had plans with one of my fellow members of Gateway Cats to fish the Mississippi. With river levels making that prospect unsafe, those plans had to be postponed. I decided I wasn't going to let that keep me from the catfish, so I hooked up my little boat and headed to Shelbyville. I started out by checking out what was going on with the spillway. What I found was that the gates were going and levels were on the rise (not surprising). Surprisingly though, the river didn't seem to be to bad. I went to the Spillway motel and paid my $1 ramp fee to attempt to use one of the sorriest ramps I've ever seen. My attempt was futile. There was no getting my boat off the trailer, couldn't get far enough down into the river to make it happen. Up to the lake I went. I launched at the southwestern most ramp on the lake (just above the dam). I found bait in short order and quickly had enough to fish all night. I fished everywhere from the dam to just north of Opossum Creek. I fished water depths from 10ft to 60ft. I anchored and I drifted. I received NO bites. No, I didn't just not catch fish, I didn't even get bit. I was able to mark plenty of big fish in the 35 to 60 ft depths. There were times I was marking them all stacked up on each other waaaayyy down there. I just couldn't pique there interest. Now it makes sense that my humminbird would mark more fish in the deeper water because the cone of sonar is larger, the deeper the water. What I found to be the biggest challenge was the fact that I was able to present bait that I find to work more often than ANYTHING else I use practically right in front of what my sonar was telling me were significant numbers of fish represented by the largest icon that my depthfinder displays. The bait I was using was fresh caught shad. Some whole, some were cut open, and some were completely chunked up. The results were still NADA! Don't get me wrong, you'd think that 10 straight hours of hard fishing without so much as a bite would disappoint me. Not at all. I found it a very intriguing challenge that so far I have not risen to. I am hoping that some of my brethren here could help me out. I will be going back very soon (prob tomorrow), and I will be returning until I figure something out. Once I am able to figure something out, just try to keep me away :wink:. So my question to ya'll is,.......suggestions??? I'd appreciate it. Thanks ya'll.