Guys, I've been doing pretty good this spring (for me, anyway) 3 fish over 20 lbs and 4 or 6 over 10lbs in the last month or so. But I've been catching them in relatively slack waters-behind L dykes mainly or on the flats between straight dykes. I'm always hearing about fishing the main channel and outside bends. I don't have a problem anchoring in the channel or bends (no more of a problem than you'd expect anchoring in 3-7 mph current, anyway) and I can usually keep my bait close to where I want it. I'm just wondering what to look for to fish these areas. I've seen what I think might be good spots on sonar-small depressions on the bottom of the channel 2-3 feet lower than the rest of the river bottom, but no monster holes. Sonar's not seeing any fish in them, but I know the cone's not that wide in 20' of water, either. I guess my questions are- on the main channel, am I looking for big holes or just enough structure or depression to break the current for the fish to rest in/behind or both? And on outside bends, do I want to get my bait as close as possible to the bank in the deepest part of the channel so it gets forced up against the bank and hopefully pushed into any undercut that might be there that the fish are in? Any help would be appreciated. I know the flats and slack areas are good at the right times, but I also think if I could figure out how to fish the channel portions of the river, I'd catch a lot more (and hopefully bigger ) fish.