Against all odds of potentially catching fish in the rising river we managed to catch quite a good bit. It rained all day on us, but that didn't deter us after all we were wading. The water is just about warm enough to go waderless, but I still threw on the neopranes today. The first spot we hit, I hadn't fished for quite a while. Previous floods had scoured out deep holes in areas that I generally used for crossing the river and so forth. I decided it wasn't worth taking a swim over and hit another spot that is much shallower, but typically doesn't hold as many fish. We used 1/16oz tube jigs tipped with a tiny peice of night crawler. We probably caught about 40 bluegills, about 10 hybrid variants of bluegills (green/blues mainly), 3 redears, 2 rock bass, 1 smallie, 1 spotted bass, and 1 creek chub. I've never caught a chub in the Hocking, always figured the smallies and largemouths, and spots kept them thinned out, but it looks like there is a few in there. The largest gill was a solid 9 inch fish, my first fish ohio for the year, first fish ohio that I've actually measured I guess . What makes that even weirder is I never even catch bluegills in the hocking, but we got into a spot that was holding them very thick. The smallie went about a lb. He was a nice solid fish with a HUGE gut on him. We got REALLY wet and a little cold, but it was well worth it. To bad the river will be blown in a few days if the weather continues the way its going, but at least I got a chance to fish it before the spring rains muddy it up.