Our early morning launch from Bertrand, 6:45 a.m., paid off today. We began catching with power bait and power eggs, and later switched to eggs alone. The fishermen on board caught on quickly to the difference in boating trout compared to the catfish they usually go for. Trout use a smaller hook and you must be aware of the nibbling they do on your bait. When they take a bite, setting the hook requires a gentle touch. We only fished in two spots downriver from Bertrand before we were nearly at our limit. For fun we trolled back down to the ramp, but with no actual catching. Here is a surprise to those who have been fishing these high waters for the past couple of months. I had to pull my motor up in order to cross the riffles at Spider Creek!