Another gorgeous early April afternoon on the immortal River! Launched the boat at 12:45 and headed for a wintering hole about a mile upstream from where i hit 'em Friday. Only one other boat within a half-mile--a good hook from Boscobel who understands the term "deadsticking" on a level most other folks will never realize. He and his partner had been on the spot for a couple of hrs. and filled out about 20 mins. after I dropped that certain color killer jig down on my Croix Legend Extreme. Caught 6 fish in the firt 10 mins, including a fat 18" sauger which shook off as i tried to air-lift her into the boat. Oh, well. Caught 3 legal eyes up to 21", several shorts and a pile of saugers 14-18". All released, as the Admiral is cooking chicken for supper. Got off the water at 3:40, stopping at 20 fish. #20 took almost a half hour to find the jig, ain't that always the way it goes? Once again the good fish were at a critical depth. Ran out of minnows with 5 fish to go, and found they liked the Teddy Cat just as much as that new hot color Killer jig Karen started tying up last fall. About half the bites were just a subtle presence more than a definitive bite. Convinced I wouldn't have hooked up if it weren't for that Legend Extreme. Ice floes once again an issue--but not all bad. ice floes are a lot like a bubble line in cold water. They tend to bunch and track along current seams which also hold the fish. There's today's guide tip. tight lines.