Hit the river for a little fishing. Launched at Leesylvania under threatening skys and light breezes. Ran the 7 miles up to the Occoquan River for bait but it was hard to come by. After an hour of deploying and retreiving the gill net I had exactly one Gizzard Shad in the baitwell. As I was motoring out, I found another one floating...it was a little smelly but it also went into the live well. I ran another 8 miles upriver to a super double-secret spot that I located two weeks ago and deployed three lines with the smelly Shad. First hookup was about 5 minutes later...a 10 lb Blue Cat. I had just boated it when another rod bucked in the holder and the drag screamed. It took some effort to remove it but after a decent fight I slid the net under a chunky 30 lber. Both fish were released quickly and lines rebaited. Several more bites produced cats of 15, 20, 17, 12 and 25 lbs...and a small Striper...all nice healthy looking fish. Then the tide changed and the fishing slowed. I was running out of bait anyway so I decided to call it a day. The wind kicked up on the way back to the dock and I faced three foot waves and whitecaps...the boat handled it well but the beating shook several screws on the windshield loose. All-in-all a nice day to be on the water.