A few questions. I am wondering, most of my fish from the River tend to come out of or near spots where the channel runs close to the Rip Rap. I have found an area with shallows right near the channel and it has logs and downed trees all over the shallows and the Rip Rap is lined with tules. According to alot of what I read here on this site this is a great sounding spot. I havn't fished it with all my heart because I can't get away from the fact that I usually do best in the channel. Can anyone tell me if they do any good in these areas? Also when you boys fish the channels from the boat do you put a line out in the channel and one by the rocks? Where do the larger flathead come from, out in the channels or along the banks. I usually fish along the banks and don't have a problem catching flathead just a problem catching larger flathead. Any help would be appreciated thanks. I'm going out tonight so we'll see how I do.