I'm a tad green when it comes to big river fishing, but have been going a few times a year for the past couple of years. Seems to me like current plays a huge role in locating catfish of all species. During spawning times, I realize this may not be true, but most of the fish I've caught in the river have come from areas with the heaviest current. My question is...How does current dictate your fishing strategy? Even most of the flatheads I've caught have come from chutes of heavy current flowing between the notch in wing dikes, and nowhere near any noticable structure except maybe a few large rocks on the bottom. During spawn it seems like a good idea to try slack water near fallen timber, and large rock piles, but near heavy structure. Depth hasn't been as much of a factor as good strong current. Anybody else find this to be true, or have I just been lucky, and not really utilizing a particularly good situation? I'm not a pro, but feel like every trip to the river I learn the ins and outs of what works on the river. I'll set lines where I think it looks "fishy", and come up empty handed, but when I fish out in more open water where the water is flowing good, I have more "luck". What's the thoughts of the more seasoned fishermen on here? Here's a couple of pics that kinda illustrate some of the more productice areas. Not good pics, but gives you an idea of what I'm talking about.