"Another Drift Fishing Question"?

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by shania, Feb 21, 2008.

  1. shania

    shania New Member

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    As some of you may already know, I fish in a river system & I want to give Drifting for Cats a shot this year, But I do most of my fishing from the bank.

    Have a lot of you guys done any drifting from the shore & if so what was the results?
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    I would like to know if you fan cast your Bait into the current and let it come back to you or is it the other way around?
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    "Please Help"
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    Bert:cool2: & Shania:0010:
     
  2. SSgt Fishslayer

    SSgt Fishslayer New Member

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    you can do that. i have done it when fishing out here in AZ. if you are using cut bait you can use a light no snag sinker and cast up current and then just watch your line and let it drift back past you. sometimes it works, sometimes it doesnt. no harm in trying it. alot of times i will cast into the current and let it pull the bait back out of the current and that where most of my strikes will come, just outside of the current.
     

  3. ShilohRed

    ShilohRed New Member

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    I do that even out of a boat at times. If I am fishing a gravel or sand bottom. And not a lot of hangs.
    I will cast up stream and let it feed back down. Theres times that is a killer way to fish.
    also try some of the Katbobbers.
    http://www.wildwolfproducts.com/katbob.htm and adjust the sinker on bottom. If it were me, I would use a walking sinker and allow the bait to feed down river. How swift is the current there?
    Pete
     
  4. radish

    radish Member

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    I fish rivers like Pete. Casting up stream and letting the bait come to the fish is a good idea and a good way to find big fish.
     
  5. shania

    shania New Member

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    It not to swift Pete, a lot of the areas on the river have pockets & Eddies you can fish if you don't want to be in the current of the river.
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    Bert:cool2: