well i finally got christmas and crappie fishing behind me and made a trip to the river today. found some shad and small buffalo along a ledge where the water drops from 14 down to 22 ft. i'm not much on anchor fishing so i made a slooow drift through a 30 ft hole with slow current. i got some pecks at the upper end of the hole in 11 ft water and never got a bite through the 30 ft water but at the lower end in 21 ft water i got a pretty good bite. i trolled back upriver and dropped my anchor and fished where i got the good bite. after 10 minutes i got a good one on and got a 10 lber in the boat. hmmmm, looking promising. after another 10 to 15 minute wait i got a good pull on my other rod. i grabbed it and had a good solid fish on. he made a run and slipped my drag real good but on his second run he pulled off. dang! i think i probably had my drag set a little too tight but thats the breaks. i'm going back tomorrow morning and try again.