Current speed and fish depth

Discussion in 'Blue Catfishing' started by dusky, Jun 29, 2007.

  1. dusky

    dusky Member

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    I'm curious about whether anyone has noticed a pattern to current speed and fish depth. It seems like when the current is racing, they're best caught around shallow current breaks. Anyone catch them on shallow flats in heavy current? In slack, low water periods, they seem to go just about everywhere in the water column. And in moderate current, they're sticking to the bottom of the channel. I'm especially curious about when you find blues feeding suspended in big rivers.
     
  2. WylieCat

    WylieCat Well-Known Member

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    Very good question.

    I don't fish rivers will a lot of current, but I would bet that the fish in heavy current do seek out current breaks to wait in as ambush points. Big fish don't get big by burning lots of calories treading water in current for a small meal. They are masters of conserving energy for when the food is there and they need to attack.