I just got back from a long weekend dropping my son off at Clarkson U up in Potsdam. Of course, I brought the poles for some shore fishing in the Raquette River that flows right through town. Had good action from some 16" smallmouth and smallish (~24") pike both above and below the dams. Topwater and senkos seemed to work best, the backwater by the road and RR bridge abutments seemed to concentrate fish.. Big water! I never realized the flow rate was so large on the Raquette. Can't wait to go back in October for the college's "parents weekend" !!