And so I did. I put in at Hartsville and ran up a few miles. I drifted back hitting several depths and using different colored grubs.
Wind was blowing against the current making drifting tough. Lure was out pacing the boat.
No fish. No bites. Cold. Admittedly I have never caught a sauger on purpose. Also come to the conclusion that knowing how to do something because you saw it done is not the same thing as doing it yourself.