This is a technique I've never used and have never seen it done either. I primarily fish rivers for flatheads, but this year I want to try drifting for blues on a lake or two (probably Milford and Smithville in MO). I'm not sure I'd like drifting on the rivers, there's enough to pay attention to when anchor fishing the rivers with all the current that I'm not sure I want to deal with drifting rivers. Anyway, I've been going through the library and browsed through the blue cat section and I'm trying to prepare to learn how it works. I know that the majority of the learning will actually be on the water, but I figure the more I can read the better I'll be prepared. So how do you do it? Do you find the river channel and try to use the wind to drift along it, or across it or what? I assume you wouldn't want to drift through a bunch of trees like you'd find on El Dorado. I mean ideally you would want to fish as much structure as you can, but is it even feasable to fish wood structure with the drift meathod? I assume you would want to look for humps instead of wood structure. This time of year (well after the ice melts) would you find the deepest place you could find and drift through it? How much weight do you typically use? Do you go heavy and keep your line vertical or light and let out alot of line? Is it easier to keep your bait 3-5' off the bottom so you don't get snagged as much? Do you constantly have to adjust your depth or do you just let it go? Should you stagger the depth of your baits? Any answers you have would be helpful, I'm really just asking random questions as they pop into my head. So if you have an answer for any of those questions or have any tips it would be a big help. Thanks in advance.