The River is on the rise again, putting quite a bit of color in the water and slowing the bite—if you’re fishing in the colored water. Clear water was tough to find this morning. This situation will improve over the next few days, even though the Miss is risin’. had just four pike and a small walleye to show for 2 hrs. effort–until I found a couple acres of ultra-clear water with lots of good weeds. The black Carter Custom shaker with a dark melon pepper Kalin grub tail was irresistible to pike and bass. Hooked up about every third cast for the next hour. Several quality fish. Decided to stop at 25 once the sun insisted on ruling the sky. Happiness is a throughly chafed thumb!