Hey brothers as some of you may have noticed I recently found some new additions to my fishing territory on the sangamon river. The new area I found is very simalar to the other locations as far as cover, depth goes but, a few things are different. For one, thing the water clarity. Most of time I fish west of our spillway where the river is basically fed by lake decatur. The water is murky, brown colored and not very clean... this is where most of my flatheads are caught. In murkey water near jams or flats. This new area is on the other side of the lake before it goes through the dam or any other water ways. The water is absolutely clear!. You can see bottom in all areas that aren't really deep. I am wondering how the big flattys choose there springtime spots and if water clarity will make a difference. Another factor is the congregation of logs in the new area compared to my others. The log jams in the new area are one right after another, after another. Compared to the old stuff which has a jam every hundred yards or so. I figure this will spread the fish out more as the food will be more abundant in this area. So do I just look for the nastiest stuff? Or play more to the logs that further spread out in the area? Last we be the width of the river. In my old area I would guess that the bank is 30 yards or more across from where I would be fishing, give or take. The new stuff is much thinner across than what I am used to. Although it has areas where it does spread out, most of it is less than 30 yards away. Is this too little of space for them? So, in conclusion I would really like to know what most of you would do in this situation. The old spots are proven and catch big flatheads on a regular. The new area is untouched by anyone(as is private prop.) and has yet to produce as we havent fished it. The logs are much more congregated here and the water is about the same depth(only difference would be the depth of the pockets that surround the shallow stuff). Again much clearer water and less width to the river. If anyone would like I can post a few of one area vs. the other.