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tips for river fishing..

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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..
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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.
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