Went Friday night after work, did a quick 2 hour float down the GMR with a buddy. We caught 14 smallmouth. I caught my 7 on a pearl colored zulu and my buddy caught all of his with a black buzz bait. We got 2 fish that were 15 inches, the rest were what we call " river fish", not so big, but they bend the rod. Like my old college roommate would say "better than a sharp stick in the eye" Floated a strecth on late Sat. afternoon, where I haven't really fished hard in awhile. Don't know what was going on, maybe the wrong place at the wrong time, but I only managed one hammer handle pike in about 2 hours of fishing. I caught that one on a zulu as well. Another buddy of mine was using a bright green rebel craw and all he caught were 2 smallies that weren't even 5 inches long, a rock bass, and a small sucker. Later in the afternoon took some kids pond fishing for bluegills. They caught a couple dozen quickly and one largemouth about pound or so, using wax worms. I kept a lot of the bluegils to use as cut bait for catfishing in the GMR Sat. night. Decided to try a new spot to catfish Sat. night. The first fish I catch is a smallmouth that went almost 2 pounds. You don't catch too many smallmouth with cut bait. Got that one right before dark. Here I am fishing for smallies in the afternoon and I catch none and then I go catfishing and I catch a decent one. Who knows? I had a lot of bites right at first, but I kept missing most of the hits. The fresher the cut bait, the more likely it was to get hits. Only managed one channel cat about 3 pounds around 9 PM. Fished until about 10. Went out Sunday morning for an hour, just casting from shore with a zulu. Caught 5 smallmouth. 2 were around 12 inches. Had about a 15 incher chase in one of the 12 inch bass trying to take the zulu out of it's mouth. Hopefully things will begin to heat up soon with the temps changing this week.