The best way to beat the heat is to fish early mornings or even at night. Walleye and smallmouth bass should be active during the low light periods of the day and catfish bite at night with little hesitation. Surface baits at night are also a great way to catch just about anything that swims in the river, especially bass and walleye. This weekends cooler temperatures should provide some good opportunities for some pike fishing. Get up stream from Fremont where the boat traffic is less and throw a spinner bait near any flooded cover, wood or ambush point and you should have some fun. The backwaters and sloughs with a bit of current in them hold pike too and don’t forget the bluegill and crappie that are starting to show up along shoreline structure in the main river. More soon.