I won an 870 at a Pheasants Forever youth raffle when I was 9 or 10 years old. The wooden stock isnt as nice, but I still use it every deer season. I hope my kids will be able to use it when they are old enough to deer hunt in 7 or 8 years.
The river is slowly falling. The walleyes have been biting in pool 10, Im not sure about pool 9. Most people I have talked to are catching them in deep sloughs trolling crankbaits or on the wing dams on Willow Cats. Good luck.