what had the makings of a bad day on the water turned out not so bad after all. two friends of mine scott and jonathan( aka jackass) and i put in below cannelton dam yesterday to do a little blue cattin. we got a late start. didnt get on the water til around 1:00 pm. real late for us. anyway when we got to the dam there were only 4 gates open. lots of dead water. that was a bad sign. so anyway we started drifting the 4 open gates. all we had for bait was frozen skips. jackass hooked up on the first drift which was a bad sign too. he NEVER catches fish! scott and i always tease him and call him netboy and stuff like that which is not very nice of us especially since it is his boat. but he takes it all and stride. all three of us rag the heck out of each other. nobody takes it serious. but anyway, he pulled up a blue about 8 pounds. we were thinking it was gonna be a good day but somewhere in the back of my mind i thought different. i have caught my share of " decoy" fish. you know the ones you catch right off the bat and dont get another one all day! so as it would go we made several more drifts with nothing. there was a tournament going on and we saw some tourney guys catching a few. they had fresh shad. we asked them where they got it. they told us down river. so we spend the next couple of hours hunting bait. finally when we could find no bait. we went back to where we started and started drifting again. then it was on! we started hooking up on almost every drift! when i say we, i mean scott and jackass! i couldnt buy a fish! they were using smaller hooks and bait than i was but i refused to do this. i was after the big one. 12/0 mustad hook and a piece of bait the size of my fist! well to make a long story short i finally did catch a few 3 blues and a channel. none of the fish were over 10 pounds. matter of fact none of the fish any of us caught were over 10. but we had a blast! we wound up with 16 and i believe we kept 13. here are some pics.