went lastnight to try a new spot at the river behind my house, using whole shad that was frozen about 6inches long, i cast out in a sharp bend in the river, i estimate maybe 10-15ft deep..has a huge tree thats fallen in the area, current is almost dead slow. set my clickers and place the rods in the holders, and within seconds, one rod starts giving line. This isnt your normal give and go that flatheads make..its more of a go stop go stop...basically just small soft clicks. So i pick the rod up slow, turn of the clicker and reel up as i do before i usually set the hook. then line goes slack. i reel up the bait and theres a chunk missing out of the middle almost like somebody took a knife and cut out a v shape. this happend about 5 times lastnight, within a matter of 1hr. turtle or spotted gar?? all though ive never seen gar in this area maybe this could be a first?:confused2: i wish i could have taken pics of the bait to show you guys what i mean... so needless to say i caught 1 channel about 6lbs and packed it up for the night. i dont think ill be fishing that area anymore:big_smile: what you guys think>?