Since it was the hottest day since early July, we decided we would float yestersday. Well actually we all just happened to be able to go so we tried to get out early to beat the heat. We floated one of our favorite stretches of Paint Creek. I took about 3 or 4 dozen creek chubs and a seine. Within the first mile of creek and before 8:30 am, I had landed 5 smallies on a black buzz bait. I also missed one that was huge on the buzzbait and one a chub later in the day. We stopped at the first riffle and seined for hellgies. We ended up with about 5 dozen. As the sun rose and the temps did the same, we continued to catch fish. I was a little surprised since it was so hot. My buddie (Chillifisherman on here) caught his PB smallie and so did his brother. He landed a 17''er on my favorite shad rap, the walleye color. I caught about 15 smallies, 2 channel cats, 4 drum, and a 1 LM. A few were on cranks, but most were on Hellgies and Chubs. The water was low, and the float was long (8hrs), but the fish were still hungry. The lesson of the day; Don't count out topwater and live bait when the fishing gets tough. BTW one of the other guys that went with us got skunked(he says it was the first time ever). He basically fished the live bait on a bobber all day, well when he wasn't sippin on a cold one. All the fish I caught on live bait were fished with a small split shot and a #2 baitholder hook. They were deep to get away from the heat of the day.