Im a bank fisherman who seldom fishes rivers. I usually fish the lake (Lookout Shoals) above the Dam. But Ive been taking my kids swimming below the dam in the Catawba River. I was messing around and found several good places to try for cats (I think) water 3- 5 foot deep, slightly out of the current and with several trees down in the water, right off the bank. My queston is how close can I get to where I want to fish, without spooking off the Cats? Ive seen several big Carp there, and am also wondering if Carp and Cats will share the same hole. I can wade to about 5 or 6 such spots within about 150 yards or so. We have been catching good size bream there and I plan to use them for bait, and or Chicken Livers. I plan to wade right before dark and fish them until after dark and wade back.