The water was still up(was hovering between 581-582 between 9/1 and 9/3), and the current was strong as a MF at places like Weirs and Otsego Park. The water was still a bit too soupy to fish for smallmouth (we caught none) and the current didn't allow for solid presentations in the proper areas. It's crazy how much different 2 or 3 feet of water makes on the currents. We caught 30 cats at Providence Dam on Labor Day, with a few being in the 10-11 lb. range. Most cats were 16"-18" long. I lost a few hogs, but I think it was because I wasnt getting good hooksets and needed to go bigger than my 1/0 hook. All fish were caught with worms. I am curious to find out if anyone has had success in the last 2 weeks fishing for smallies. That is what I go to the river to catch, and haven't had a real solid year so far. I have caught a few, but really only one nice fish. I've been fishing a bunch of in-line spinners, mainly Blue Fox Deep Runners or Mepps #2 or #3, but I seem to catch as many or more catfish than smallies. Does anyone have any tricks for fishing for smallies when the river is a bit high?