I recently found out about Fernbank park west of Cincinnati along River Rd. and like the looks of it (as far as access and safety etc..). What I do not know is basically how to fish this area. I have never really spent much time fishing big rivers for big fish. The closest I have come is on the GMR catching 5 lb channel cats. I went down to the park one night last week and of course the current was really humming. I tried to hold my bait down with 5 ounces of no roll and bank sinkers to no avail. I plan on using a basic slip rig with no roll sinkers. What should I plan on as far as weight to keep the bait down during a normal day (as far as current goes)? For bait I figure chicken liver will work for channels and maybe stripers. I have a few bags of frozen creek chubs (some up to 7" long), will these work for flats or should I try and bring a bucket of bluegills? I have a trip booked with Josh Mullis in July and I am hoping to pick up lots of info for fishing off the boat from him but chances are most of my fishing will be done from shore.