I have been planning to try Red River for flatheads. I finally went today and put my boat in and the swift current making my boat sway and just having to throttle fairly high just to move, made me change my mind. I turned right around and loaded up. That was a chore in the current. Almost couldn’t do it. So, now the questions. I was concerned that anchoring could be dangerous in such a swift current. Is that a concern I should have? Also, I saw debris floating down river, that worried me. And, with the river being so swift, there was no way I would be able to keep a bait on bottom. I know others fish in swift rivers so it can be done safely. I was alone and had never boated in current like that. We got a lot of rain yesterday and the river was way up from last week when I drove down to the ramp to look at it. I saw two other truck and trailers there so it certainly wasn’t impossible. I just didn’t feel comfortable doing it. Any tips on fishing and anchoring in a rising river is appreciated. Thanks.