I launched from River Ridge yesterday (nobody else did) and fished downriver from there from about 9 am until 3pm. Caught about a dozen good males, and had many more short strikes. It was hunt and peck for the most part, maybe two or three fish in any particular spot, mostly one at a time. I saw about 4 other boats on the water fishing, and one group of duck hunters.
The river is way down right now (just over 8' on the Beckville gauge yesterday), navigating is like idling through a minefield of laydowns and stumps. I think a little more water/current might have helped concentrate the fish a little better. Not a bad day, and an OK scouting trip to remind me of the hazards when the river is so low. I'm torn on whether or not to be praying for rain before our big trip in late Feb, because so often it doesn't stop once the rain starts falling. One thing is for sure, it will only get better.
If you're not living on the edge, you're taking up too much space!