I've been tired of this up-and-down river situation, so I decided to try some good old-fashioned chicken livers with my kid. We caught one catfish after another and a huge carp. That carp was too much fun! I thought it was going to be the biggest cat of my life the way it fought me on small tackle. I got my line broken twice by something (8lb Spiderwire Stealth broke close to the reel) before I could get the drag set. Twice! That's not normally my kind of fishing but my kid had a blast and I'd love to do it again. We've been disappointed the last couple of months trying to find bass (or anything else for that matter) on the river.