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River guys - do you typically try to cast everywhere or do you only target specific areas; ie current breaks, structure, shade etc?


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59 minutes ago, TnRiver46 said:

Pull a buzzbait thru those laydown on number 1 

...or a spinner bait.

2 hours ago, Blue Raider Bob said:

...Chris Catignani and I found a bluff wall area on the Cumberland that had large schools of Shad. The bass were trapping the shad against the bluff wall and we were able to hook quite a few. After we drifted past the schools we would motor back up and drift again.

 

The key ingredient here was the shad...this same "trapping" process happens on points, shoals, ripraps. @Blue Raider Bob If you type an "@" you will get a userlist and you can reference that person like ^ above.

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Back when I got into wading and stream smallmouth fishing, this was considered the Holy Grail for reading rivers.  I was able to get it from the library and copied the entire book.

 

https://www.amazon.com/Stream-Smallmouth-Fishing-Tim-Holschlag/dp/0811723844

 

This book will teach you how to read rivers and to identify highly productive spots.  

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