Woke up yesterday morning and it was far too nice of a day to go to work, so I hooked up the boat and headed for Warsaw. Dad and I fished some of the spots that Steve took us to last week and didn't have much luck - it seemed like they were running even more water than thay did last time we were there and I had a hard time getting the anchor to grab. I did manage to catch a nice 8 lb channel cat just above the old middle bridge - first channel I've ever caught on shad, and I think the biggest I've ever caught as well. We went down river and found Steve anchored. Stopped to chat for a while and he invited us to anchor next to him, so we did. He left after a few minutes and we stayed for another 30 or so with no action. Finally decided to head farther downstream and ended up around the 83 mile marker, where I found some interesting structure and fish on the sonar, so we anchored ahead of it slightly and ended up staying there for almost 5 hours. Dad was fishing out of the left rear of the boat and I was fishing on the right rear. And it's amazing to me how that small of a distance can affect the bite - he hooked one fish after another and I only got the occasional bite. Big fish of the day was 13 lbs. We ended with 10 fish total and took a few of the smaller ones home for my brother's upcoming fish fry. We only quit fishing because we ran out of bait and I had to get home to come to work today - ended up spending 8 hours on the water and that's a darned long time with only a ham sandwich to eat! Overall, it was a great day. I was happy to be able to apply some of the things I learned from Steve in finding a likely looking spot and then actually seeing it produce fish. Dad had a blast and is starting to believe that there may be more to fishing that just throwing a baited line in the water at random. One thing though: I was using Daiichi Circle Chunk Lite hooks, 7/0 size, and really had trouble with the hookups. I lost 4 very nice fish that really took the bait and ran - all 4 of them got off after 30 to 45 seconds of fighting, so apparently the hook wasn't set well and it didn't do the "automatic" setting that a true circle hook would. These were fish that had the pole bent over and were running before I grabbed it, so I don't think I jerked the hook out of their mouth prematurely. I also managed to foul-hook 4 fish on the Circle Chunk Lites - all were caught near the gills, under the bottom lip and one tiny little bugger wasn't even hooked at all - he got the dropper loop wrapped around his face and couldn't get free. So either I'm not doing something right with the way I'm using those hooks or they're just not suited for fishing in heavy current. Dad was using Eagle Claw Circle Sea hooks in 8/0 size and never missed a hard-biting fish. Anyone else using those hooks and have any suggestions? Should I just use a plain circle hook for fishing in the current?