I tore the channels up last night. Caught at least 15. From 1 lb to 4 lb. I recently learned you should use natural bait in the river. I fish the St. Johns. Use a cast net. Would recommend a 6 footer. A 3" to 5" shad or bream seam to work the best. They hit them live or dead. I like to use the live ones if I can. I am most successful cast netting at night. Too much boat traffic in the day time. Use a 2/0 regular hook ( I use eagle claw ) But get the thin wire one. Was getting bites for a long time but not catching any because the gauge of my hooks was too thick. But the problem with the wire hook is when you go to use your pliers to unhook it, the hook breaks. So use your hands if you can. I also use a 1 ounce pyramid sinker with a 15" leader ( 20 pound test ). The heavy sinker is partly to cast my braid and also so my bait stays where I want it to. Last but not least hook your bait from the bottom lip up threw the middle of the head, between the eyes. Because most fish swallow the head 1st. Ok, I put in a lot of time figuring all this out but its a labor of love. Hope this helps. Last night was the night before the full moon. Anyone else fish the moon phases?