Brothers and Sisters, Hopefully you can help me because honestly I need it. I've listened scouted drove around, Thought like a fish did everything imaginable. I just can't seem to put these fish together, The main lakes and rivers I fish are as follows, The Scioto river, Paint Creek, and just recently Deer Creek. I have a great site I found for structure maps on the lakes at least. I've fished myself stupid, I wish I could take pictures and show you brothers and sister these wonderful places. I fish with the default bait, blue gills and rock bass. I fished bottom and suspended. I have done everything to try to catch these fish. I don't have a boat. So i really can't get out. This is the normal game plan, I find the bait fish the gills and the war mouths, Then fish exactly where I pulled the bait out fish in about 5 feet of water in openings of coves, shallows, points, and drop offs all rock bottoms and have some type of structure. I've caught 4 fish this year. My bait presentation is changed every time, Hooked through the eyes, with the dorsal fin cut off, and small slits to make the fish bleed, I've also tried cutting the fan off the tail, hooking them through the back, and even through the tail. I've tried to get the oils of the fish to get out into the water, make the bait distressed as possible. When fishing suspended I adjust the depth of the bait, every 30 minutes or so. I've tried fishing for the early flats for mouths of cover deeper waters about 10 to 15 ft. I want to catch before the fall hit comes off, So Can anyone help this brother down on his luck? Also, The hits I do get I wait for my rod to load up then the drop it and don't come back. Could i be doing something wrong there?