I hit the Stillwater River last night between Covington and Pleasant Hill (North). The stretch was a very smooth and wide stretch of the river. I worked the banks with my kayak and floated down to the dam. I had my best success in the pools just below the dam. The water was nearly perfect for these pools. My catch: 6 rock bass (all around 9" and fat) 2 smallies (small) 1 largemouth (small) 1 catfish (small) I fished with bass minnows and a cork until I used a topwater Rapala at the end. I did expect better success, but I was pleased to get out in the warm breezes. For those of you who fish small lakes and rivers, I would suggest looking into getting a kayak. I've used mine only 3 times now and I love it. I can really move around well into tight, shallow areas and paddle upstream. This is much easier than using my jon boat (and quiet).