River deep holes in Indiana?

Discussion in 'LOCAL INDIANA TALK' started by catwiskers, Apr 15, 2006.

  1. catwiskers

    catwiskers New Member

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  2. jtrew

    jtrew New Member

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    I'm sure there are a lot more ways holes can be formed than I know about, but here are some of the places I've found deep holes:
    1. Off the end of a jetty on the downstream side. The current speeds up as it comes off the end, usually has a big swirl there, and in the process, makes a hole.
    2. Below any man-made structure in swift current, such as below a river marker (the kind made of telephone-like poles). The hole may be immediately below, or downstream a good little ways.
    3. Where a stream enters the river, particularly if the topography forces the stream to enter at an opposite direction to the river current.

    Get into the habit of watching the surface of the water while you're running up and down the river. Any time the surface looks different, rougher, choppier, smoother, swirls, forms an eddy, whatever, slow down and check it out. Something made that water act differently, and usually, that something will attract fish.
     

  3. catwiskers

    catwiskers New Member

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    Thanks for the info Jerry. I will give it a try.