The River is finally starting to drop steadily. Barring something truly weird this trend should continue. With falling water levels fish are funneling out of the nether reaches of sloughs where they have lived since April. All you’ve gotta do is find a choke point where fish must pass to escape the falling water and start casting. This morning I fished with my ol’ pal Dave Dvorak and his son DJ. Dave likes to keep score. He says they caught 54 LMB, SMB and pike. Nothing real big, but some quality fish. Hot baits were my favorite oxbow pattern Rat-L-Trap and the Echo 1.75 in same color pattern. When a rod gets bent every five minutes for four hours, that’s a hot bite!