The challenge is trying to figure out where they are feeding as quickly as possible so similar spots can be covered and time is not wasted in unproductive water. Time just goes way too fast anyway! Wondering what others think about the most efficient approach to first locating where the feeding fish are on rivers: * First thoroughly cover all areas each time out (holes,runs,channel,OSB,ISB,etc..)close to where put in (save gas,time) and then expand to other similar areas based on that. * Stick to a seasonal holding pattern location search and cover alot more water passing up certain areas between within that big stretch. * Let time of day/water conditions totally dictate strategy covering more areas of that same type water. * Let baitfish locations dictate. * Figure blues may only be active in areas separated by many miles of water and cover large amt to find them. Time of day,current water conditions and season usually being big part, but its the general strategy given those conditions that I want to improve. I try to have a game plan well ahead given the time of day, season, weather and where I have been productive lately and try to change accordingly when there,but when not productive leave feeling that approach could have been improved-I didnt work this cover and maybe should have instead of traveling that far (?). Guess I might be wondering too if I take a 2-mile stretch say for instance then should a bite be found within that stretch if all the likely locations they would feed at be fished thoroughly?