We managed to hit the river just right this weekend for some fishing, and some catching, in between the storms. Our morning began about 7 with a launch at Bertrand. Our first spot downstream proved only slightly productive so the rest of the morning we concentrated on the upstream portion of the river, but below the trophy area. Since the lakes are still up 10 feet over full pool, the river is up, too, and has yet to become as clear as we normally see around here. Our first attempts, with waxworms and power bait eggs, got us nowhere. We switched to power bait paste and using yellow, rainbow, orange, salmon peach, and chunky cheese, managed to catch enough fish to put a smile on the face of the young man in the boat. Should be some great fishing in the days ahead. Hope to see you on the river.