Caught me a blue this afternoon. In his stomach were FIVE perch and one crawfish. All of the perch ranged in size from 2" - 3". Very uniform sizes. The blue was 5 pounds. My bait was a piece of cut gizzard shad my son netted 15 minutes earlier. I cut the giz' into a 1" x 2" pieces. Little did I know that my bait was the same size as the fish he had been hunting for. My guess? Cut baits in the sizes mentioned above, for the evenings. Larger baits for the mornings when they haven't had much to eat and are ready to hit something big. I am going to use this technique and see what comes of it. Maybe nothing, but, hopefully a MONSTER!!