Alright guys and gals, I have a secret.........(shhhhhhh!!) The skips have arrived at Murray. I got into them this afternoon on the end of the island between the hydro and spillway. They are in the whitewater rapids above the submerged dike you can usually walk down during normal water levels. If you are familiar with area, you would be throwing downstream towards the "cut" in the rock dike, but you can't quite reach it yet. The water is rushing over the rock dike. Most of the ones I caught were on the hydro side of the jetty. I had to wade out knee deep to cast out far enough to catch them. What surprised me was the size of them. I'd say they averaged a pound or a few ounces more! None of the ones I caught would fit in a gallon freezer bag so I wrapped them individually in aluminum foil. After trying several different offerings, I did best using 2 jigs, a gray/black sassy shad on the end and a white tube jig above it. The current is strong and the water is not very deep above the submerged jetty. A few broke me off with my ultralight and 6 pound test so I switched to my bass rod with 12 pound and did much better. These are the biggest skips I have ever seen and they are hungry. The bite is not fast and furious, but with skips this big, a few will go a LONG way. Also, there were novices throwing a cast net in the current and they caught some nice sized shad. iF you know how to throw one you can wipe them out. There were a few people catfishing but I didn't see any brought in. I heard from a couple of people that some nice ones from the 20's to 40's have been caught this week. If you go, be prepared to get wet. I would not have been able to catch anything staying dry. I'm taking my skips to Pendleton this weekend. Maybe I can entice the cats with some "out of town bait." I'll keep you posted.