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#11495004 - 03/23/16 05:21 AM Define shallow.
mrdvant Offline

Registered: 07/26/15
Posts: 92
Hey everybody, I have a question. I see people all over the board saying to fish shallow for cats right now. During other parts of the year, I see people say fish deep. I guess it usually goes without saying because most people already know, but could someone tell me how shallow "shallow" means?

Right now, my favorite fishing spot is a river that varies from about 3 feet to 15 feet. Is that all shallow? Should I be throwing into the 3 foot and neglecting the 15? I'm going for size if that helps you answer. This river doesn't produce Tawakoni-sized blues, but I've caught a couple 30lbers and several 20lbers and dozens of 5+ sized fish. I'd like a few more 30+lb fish and worry I might be casting over them by not just tossing out a few feet into the 3-5 foot water.

Thanks in advance.

#11495547 - 03/23/16 10:15 AM Re: Define shallow. [Re: mrdvant]
musiclife_7 Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 07/07/14
Posts: 1186
Loc: Wylie, TX
shallow would be 0-6ft. mid depth 6-12. 12+ is deep and 30+ is summer deep.

#11495712 - 03/23/16 11:14 AM Re: Define shallow. [Re: mrdvant]
HeavyLead Offline
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Registered: 01/18/14
Posts: 890
Loc: Rowlett, Texas
Most people are talking about lakes when they say go shallow. A river that's 3 to 15 feet deep could hold them at any depth at any time, IMO. Just try different areas and see if you can find them.

#11495804 - 03/23/16 11:55 AM Re: Define shallow. [Re: mrdvant]
mrdvant Offline

Registered: 07/26/15
Posts: 92
Thanks guys. Going pretty well today. I haven't caught a single thing but my cousin brought in several so far including a 30lb blue. Same bait, same locations, ju
st one of those days I guess.


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