I fished the New River this week end and wanted to give this report. We fished in the area of the bridge that crosses New River and down stream to just below the Blue Cat on the New Campground. We caught several cannel cats, not huge but some good eaters, a big mud turtle and hopefully learned a lot from the trip and it was good to not get skunked again this week as we have the past few weeks. We fished some lay downs and brush piles on the outside bend of the river as well as the inside bend in shallower water, using live and cut gills and redeyes, that we had caught from that area of the river. We fished daytime as well as night time, from the boat and from the bank and had a great time at all times! Fish were close to the bank during the day and in about 5-7 foot of water at night. The river is looking better everyday in that area, but was still at little high and fast throughout the week-end. We used three-way swivel rigs, Carolina rigs and even tried a little free lining with a huge cigar float as well as a three-way with a slip cork float on the bait line. Caught fish with every set up but the free lining and I dont think I had enough weight to hold the bait down at where I wanted it due to the faster currents. Looking forward to fishing that area again soon, all in all it was a great week end!