In the last year I've launched at the New Athens ramp a few times and fished for blue/flathead catfish with live/cut bait without much luck. I've heard it's a good flathead/channel river and decent blue river. I'm used to fishing the Mississippi and Missouri river and have done well. I've realized that the Kaskaskia is a different type of river. I haven't noticed many holes and was wondering where people who fish the river a lot look for flatheads and blues. I've noticed a lot of oxbows and have considered trying them for flatheads. Do folks have the best luck in the channel.......around structure..........in creek mouths? Also, I've heard that south of the Marina is the best place to head. I'm just wondering how far I should go. Any info on what stretch of river to fish and what to look for would be greatly appreciated.