When me and Roger fish the river, I usually set up on the down stream side of him. I have caught a few more fish than him, but It has nothing to do with skill. I honestly believe when fishing river current with cut bait, the person on the down stream side has a big advantage. Why? Because the current is taking the smell of your bait down stream, and any cat that smells it will come up stream and find my bait, usually first. Does this make sense?