Had a great day on the river! They predicted 50 degrees, but it was bone chilling cold for most of the day. Fish cooperated early - pounded fish from first thing in the morning up through noon. Not only caught fish vertical but also casting. Ended up with something like 13 keepers. Mostly 14-17"ers. Did best on a fluke style bait called blue shad (see photos). Also caught some fish on a blade (see photos). Biggest fish of the day was a 21" female. When we opened her up, she had 6-8 2-3" white bass inside of her. Talk about gorging herself. Matt had the hot hand - I think he caught 6 legal fish. Part of his success was just holding the bait still.