Went out at four yesterday afternoon, spent about an hour getting bait(carp and shad) and set up on the tip of a dike. I fished there until about eight and only had a few fiddler bites . Gave up on that spot and checked out a dike I had never fished before . Fished the seam and the slack water, same results, nothing. Went up river and set up on my favorite dike, I had planned on saving it for after the tournament started but since I was getting skunked decided to fish it last night, didn't matter anyway since I caught nothing there either. About 1:00 I reeled in and went downriver to a shallow mud flat between two dikes and fanned em out in every direction. An hour later I finally got the first decent bite of the night but it turned out to be only a very small blue less than two pounds. But I was glad to get the skunk off the boat anyway. Fished there another hour until an approaching storm ran me off and I went home having only caught the one small blue. The river is raising pretty good right now so I will go either tonight again or more likely in the morning. I think a good nights sleep tonight sounds better right now.