I live in Iowa an fish pools 16 and 17 on the Mississippi River. I am kinda new to river fishing for cat as I am mostly a panfisherman on Iowa lakes and ponds. I do have a boat to get to the hard to reach areas. I was wondering what are your techniques for catching channel catfish or any other for that matter in these pools? Mine pretty much is park myself above a wingdam and fish around that, which did alright last summer and fall, only catching catfish barely big enuf to keep. Using worms and stinkbait for bait. Fished the river just last weekend and only caught 1 keeper from the river fishing a wingdam. What other way of catching catfish should I be trying this year? Do I need to look for stucture near the shorelines? Do I need to fish below islands where currents meet and fish between them? Do I need to find shallow island shoreline to fish?