Didn't bother to check the water level before I left, so when I got there a little before 7:00 I was greeted by a river of chocolate. Decided to fish anyway, and caught one nice channel cat about 6+ on cut shad right away drifted under a bobber. Fifteen minutes later, I moved downstream to a little whirlpool that looked fishy enough to risk having the undercut bank slip out from under me. As expected, it ended up paying off, getting a hook up by about the third cast on my 1/8 oz orange jig with a black grub. The fish put up a good fight in the current, and after a minute I started think I had another channel. I was close, it was a 4 or 5 pound flathead, my first. I also let something else get off, pretty sure it was a sauger. I was dissapointed to see the river so high, but it was good to get out and catch a couple nice fish.