Bank Fishing Flooded Rivers. (great winter and early spring tactic) In the past few years I have discovered that fishing flooded rivers from the bank can be verry productive. I have had alot of success fishing aroud trees, in small creeks, and even in tall grass. Opertunities that would not be available without the presence of a flood. In this tread I will simply go over the techniques I use for fishing these locations. Small creeks... When I say small creeks I am talking about verry shallow waterways that would not present any fishing potential for catfish and other river fish. However, when there is a flood going on these shallow waterways can become hotspots for channels and blues. Wether the area has increased a foot or twenty foot in water depth. When it comes to fishing flooded creeks you usualy cant go wrong. When I am fishing flooded creeks I will start not at the mouth, but as far up the creek as I can. If possible I will go clear up to where the water has droped to only a foot or two deep. From there I will work my way down. Fishing each spot about 15 minutes. Untill I start catching fish. When I do get one I'll cast back out for about 10 minutes. If I dont get anything else. I'll move on. rigs for small creeks- slip rig with a 1/2 to 1oz. egg sinker and a 4-2/0 hook depending on the size of fish. note- this is my favorite way to fish floods. note-best fishing is usualy a few days into the flood. Trees, and tall grass... The reason these spots create great fishing during floods. Is that they simply create a place with less current then the main river. When selecting a spot like this to fish. You will want to find a place where the water is shallow. Only one to six foot deep. Where the current is slowed down greatly but not completely stopped.When I fish trees and tall grass, I will usualy go to a place where I know the land has a gentle slope. Going from the land into the river. I will fish around these spots using the same time rule I do when fishing creeks. rigs for trees and tall grasses- slip rig with a 1/2 to 1oz. egg sinker and a 4-2/0 hook depending on the size of fish, and sometimes a bobber. I have great success fishing these kinds of situations during a flood. If you give them a try Im sure you will too. Feel free to ask me questions about these techniques.