I headed out of my marina today (Saturday 1/12/08) at 10:00am after catching the best 3 doz. shad at 9-13 inches, I've ever caught, and ended the day with the only fish caught of 5 lbs (channel) IN the marina before I left. With the river up 7 ft. from last Friday, I kept getting tons of leaves and junk on my bait which I believe hurt my chances. The cats were rolling on the surface all morning, so I tried a float rig with a shad 18 in. under a float.......but nothing. I used the big live shad, big live/cut shad, 5 in. live shad, shad fillets, shad gut pockets................nothing. The good news is I didn't slice my thumb open while cutting bait.....(tbull) LOL My graph is down right now so I was fishing blind, but that will be resolved soon.