As you know, yesterday (Fri. Oct 23rd) was about as miserable at it could be without snow added to the mix. Mother nature threw most of what she could at us, rain, mist, cold air, warm air, wind, white caps and fast current, but Mike and I prevailed! Just when things were about to make us give up, we caught two great fish! So, several things happened on this trip: Start Time: 7:30 a.m. 1. Our mission started out strictly for baitfishing (SkipJack) 2. Finally, Mike prevailed using Sabiki rigs and caught qty 4, ranging in size from 7 - 13". 3. We hit the jackpot on Shad, but small, ranging 1 - 3" long 4. We lost 1 anchor, couldn't get it to break loose while dodging logs & debris 5. We had trouble getting the anchor to take in the fast current (w/ chain added using 100' rope in 15 - 35' of water) 6. Mike almost lost a rod in the water. I'll let him explain that "Code Red" rescue! I don't think he found that to funny at the time, but it was hilarious! A great TV blooper if we had it on video! :smile2: Overall a great trip, and normally not a time to truly be out on the river. I will tell you this, it felt as if we were on the ocean versus a big river in the middle of the Midwest. Crazy! Honestly, just before catching the two fish, I didn't think the spot was that good, or going to produce. And then, Slam - fight is on! 1. 47 lbr caught on Skipjack, approx. 10 - 18' of water. 2. 17 lbr caught on 4-5 small Shad, approx. 10 - 18' of water. The 47 lbr is my Personal Best (PB). Finally, the boat has been slimed and broken in appropriately! :smile2: I kind of wish I was out there today, but I am going to the Mizzou/Texas game today.