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Tips For Fishing Large Rivers?

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I fish on the Kanawha River in WV, it's similar to the Mississippi and Ohio rivers. I'm never able to find a pattern or large numbers of fish. Anyone have any luck on rivers like this? Where do you find fish? How do you fish them?

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If it's an industrial river I'd start by looking for places factories are pushing water into the channel. Usually find fish stacked up there. Cast into the current coming out and they are waiting for the easy meal. Past that it's a lot of spot jumping. Pickup 1 or 2 here move pick up a couple more.

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If it's an industrial river I'd start by looking for places factories are pushing water into the channel. Usually find fish stacked up there. Cast into the current coming out and they are waiting for the easy meal. Past that it's a lot of spot jumping. Pickup 1 or 2 here move pick up a couple more.

That is how it is fishing on the Arkansas River. Run and gun hitting numerous spots. I rarely find more than a couple in one spot unless its a bunch of small spotted bass on wing dams. Wing dams, creek mouths, laydowns and vegitation, good rip rap, anything that is going to give the fish a chance move out of current. Those can be pretty subtle changes along the bank or big obvious changes like those wing dams I mentioned. Some times you can go back to those spots, that produced, later in the day and pick off another that has moved in to take that good spot. If you aren't catching keep moving. I am far from an expert but that is how I fish the river here in Arkansas.

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