Put in at the Neville ramp @6:30 am, caught bait then headed up to the dam. Fished from the dam back down to below Neville. Water was @28.8 ft, with strong current. Temp 75 degrees and zero visibility. Water the color of coffee with cream. Fished in depths from 20' to 40'. Off the river around 1 pm. In 6 hours of fishing managed one large softshell turtle . The gar were everywhere, couldn't use live shad, they wouldn't last 2 min before being mauled by the toothy pests. Tried filleting large shad and hooking them so they'd have a "live" bait action in current. Stoopid gar were ripping on them as well. Once I went to "cut" bait the gar left bait alone but nothing else happened, except the turtle. Not sure what the deal is but I've had a very tough time of it on the river this year. With the exception of a little wiper action the cat fishing has been off for me. I know that night fishing is the better choice this time of year but still in that much time on the water usually something will bite. I'm hoping that later July and August will settle into a better pattern.