tips for river fishing..

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by kycatman84, Sep 28, 2005.

  1. kycatman84

    kycatman84 New Member

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    I need some tips for river fishing. I have this spot that i think myght hold some fish, what do you guys think? its a sand bar on the out sidecurve of the river leading down to about 8 feet on the other side. (very small river can cast all the way across if i want.) it has large bolters just below the sand bar in about 3 feet of water and a sunken tree just above the sand bar. about a mile up the river there is very shallow white water and about 1/4 mile below the sand bar theres another one. I know there are cahnnels and a few blues in the river and deffantly flatheads, I once saw my uncle catch a 43lbs flathead finger fishing (under the bolters mentiond above) witch is now hanging on his wall. so i need tips on how to fish it and what bait to use. it dosent matter what kind od cat i catch i just want to catch one. do i just plunk the bait right ount in the middle of the current? how would someone go about useing a bobber in the river? ive heard that benny roberts punch bait has cut fish in it so would that be a good bait to target all 3??? HELP!!! p.s i landed a 18 lb flat head at that place today on a bluegille rig useing hotdoge as bait. WOAH!!! but no other luck..
     
  2. BKS72

    BKS72 New Member

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    I don't know exactly what bait you would use, worms, gills, cut bait, depends on what you are after, but with shallows above and below it, it would probably be a good spot after the river has been up and there's been enough water over the shallows for them to get to it. I'd imagine if you're fishing it after the river has been up good and then dropped, whatever is in that hole is getting hungry and you would do pretty well on whatever you threw in. I fish a small creek here and after it's been up or is on the rise, I do better farther up from the big river it dumps into as they seem to move up the creek to feed and then either stick around or get stuck.
     

  3. kycatman84

    kycatman84 New Member

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    the riffels are deffantly deep enough for the fish to come and go as they please its just fast moveing 2 - 3 ft water with large rocks all over the place.
     
  4. Dreadnaught

    Dreadnaught New Member

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    You need to keep in mind that dip baits don't stay on very long at all in fast water. You need to fish just behind that sand bar in 3 to 5 feet of water at night with live bluegills or creek chubs. You can even try fresh cut bluegill. I hope this helps.
     
  5. LilRyjoe04

    LilRyjoe04 New Member

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    Good point Drednaught! ;) If you are going to fish the current use two or three ounces of weight. When nightfall hits do what Drednaught said and hit the shallow cove. The flats will come up in there and feed at night. ;Good Luck
     
  6. Southernraised84

    Southernraised84 New Member

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    I would go out and just try diff areas with diff baits, i would just pick a certain section fish it with diff baits (cut shad, live bream, nightcrwalers what ever you have or can get) each time i went out i would pick a diff section and fish it untill covering the whole area.Or fish one area for awhile pack up and move to another sopt if your arent haveing any luck, but it gets a lil tuff packing and unpacking moveing and all that.Hope this helps if you have anymore questions PM or just ask.