i spent the last 2days at the local dam. after 2 days of rain they finally opened the gates. i fished from saturday afternoon to sunday afternoon. i usually fish a 3 way type rig at the dam. after several break offs i decided to try a 4 oz. slip rig. not only did it improve my hook ups, but i didnt break off nearly as often. i also noticed that the kahle hooks out performed the octopus hooks on this occasion. oh yeah , i caught blues,channels and even a few flatheads. no giants but i caught a huge mess for the next fish fry.