Well, I finally did it....I took my boat out on the Mississippi river yesterday. Thanks to Chris and Tom for taking me with them on their boats and showing me a thing or two about handling the larger rivers. I also need to thank Darryl for giving me directions to a boat ramp that I never would of found by myself that put me on the river right next to Loc and Dam #25. Took my nephew out with me yesterday morning and after getting very frustrated trying to find some Shad we hit a few holes on the river. Caught one Channel about 2lbs. and lost my anchor and got a bit of a sun burn as well. But mostly enjoyed just being on the water. He had never been out on the river in a boat so he had a blast. Caught only one Shad and was using small Bluegill we caught here by the house. The only fish I caught was on the one Shad we had....go figure. Anyway thanks again to Chris, Tom, Darryl, and even Vince helped a little showing me things when I was out with Tom.