Advice for high/muddy rivers ?

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by kyron4, Jun 12, 2008.

  1. kyron4

    kyron4 New Member

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    Been getting alot of rain lately, :angry: Rivers are high, swift and muddy. Looking for any tips to catch Flats and Channels in these conditions ,or is it just a waste of my time. -Thanks
     
  2. Katmandeux

    Katmandeux New Member

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    Same here...almost out of the banks. I've been catching a few right up against the bank, in eddies and counter-currents.
     

  3. metalman

    metalman Well-Known Member

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    Yep,
    Dave said it. Fish close to the bank and behind anything that is breaking the current...W
     
  4. Boomer

    Boomer New Member

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    When rivers are up I fish a couple of ways and have caught fish. First I look for bends in the river, this usually produces an eddy on the backside. I think the smaller fish come into this area for a break from the fast moving water. And it usually hold big fish, feeding on the smaller fish.

    The second thing I look for is feeder creeks, these feeder creeks wash all kinds of food out into the main channel. Catfish are aware of these. While I am fishing like this, it is important to keep the bait out in these conditions, I have used up to 8 oz sinkers. If you do this I would suggest you use a sacrifice sinker (sinker tied onto the main line with lighter test line).
     
  5. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    my only advise is to find any slack water areas you can...I have a slack water spot on a big bend in the river I fish..when the river is way up it is full of shad, channel cats and a few flatheads.
     
  6. catman4926

    catman4926 New Member

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    Which ever way you fish becareful and don't become a # to the river your wife wants you back home and so does your kids if you have any:big_smile: