Tried a new area of the river today. It didn't pan out like I wanted to. I spent more time walking than I did fishing. One thing I noticed about this section of water was the amount of aquatic plant life. I don't want to call it algae because I don't think it is. Maybe it is a grass of some kind. Regardless, it can make wading tricky as it hides the bottom and rocks and provides some deception regarding the depth of the water. I tried the Road Kill without much success. I decided to switch to top water. I threw the Retro Lime-A popper as well as some Panfish Persuaders. They worked like a charm. God how I have missed those explosive top water strikes. Panfish hit with such gusto causing one to think they have a whale of a fish on. River fish rock! I finished the night with 13 long ears and 1 smallie.