texasfishingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
higby, Mgparker, FishGum, haleywp, madtown
109483 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
TexDawg 90,300
hopalong 79,040
Pilothawk 77,751
John175® 70,169
JDavis7873® 67,393
Derek 🐝 61,822
Tritonman 58,479
Mark Perry 55,157
LoneStarSon® 54,905
facebook
Forum Statistics
Forums60
Topics739,631
Posts12,284,998
Members109,483
Most Online36,273
Jan 23rd, 2013
Print Thread
Tips on River Fishing? #12512401
11/22/17 07:19 AM
11/22/17 07:19 AM
Joined: Nov 2017
Posts: 553
Irving, TX
T
TXMulti-Species Online happy OP
Pro Angler
TXMulti-Species  Online Happy OP
Pro Angler
T

Joined: Nov 2017
Posts: 553
Irving, TX
I've never had any luck fishing in the river. It seems like I can hardly ever even get bluegill/sunfish to bite, much less anything bigger. I catch fish fine in ponds, but am having trouble moving to larger water. Any advice for a novice bank fisherman?


New to angling. Catch and release. The dream - to catch at least one of every species in our great state (if I can manage to resist carp)!
https://txmultispecies.imgur.com/
[Linked Image]
Re: Tips on River Fishing? [Re: TXMulti-Species] #12512570
11/22/17 02:22 PM
11/22/17 02:22 PM
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 5,386
somervell county
3
361V Offline
TFF Celebrity
361V  Offline
TFF Celebrity
3

Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 5,386
somervell county
"The river"? Be more spacific.


Re: Tips on River Fishing? [Re: 361V] #12512779
11/22/17 04:52 PM
11/22/17 04:52 PM
Joined: Nov 2017
Posts: 553
Irving, TX
T
TXMulti-Species Online happy OP
Pro Angler
TXMulti-Species  Online Happy OP
Pro Angler
T

Joined: Nov 2017
Posts: 553
Irving, TX
Originally Posted By: 361V
"The river"? Be more spacific.


The Trinity River in the DFW area. Targeting any and all species from the bank. As of this moment I'm currently after some blue and flathead catfish,freshwater drum, and the three buffalo species.


New to angling. Catch and release. The dream - to catch at least one of every species in our great state (if I can manage to resist carp)!
https://txmultispecies.imgur.com/
[Linked Image]
Re: Tips on River Fishing? [Re: TXMulti-Species] #12514854
11/24/17 06:05 PM
11/24/17 06:05 PM
Joined: Jul 2017
Posts: 175
Cedar Creek Lake
M
Monkeypuncher Offline
Outdoorsman
Monkeypuncher  Offline
Outdoorsman
M

Joined: Jul 2017
Posts: 175
Cedar Creek Lake
In lakes and ponds, wind moves the bait, in rivers, current moves the bait. The outside bends of rivers are usually were you will find fish. Also any structure that shields the fish from the current. They like to ambush bait coming around the structure. Logs, rocks, etc.

Re: Tips on River Fishing? [Re: Monkeypuncher] #12515549
11/25/17 07:25 AM
11/25/17 07:25 AM
Joined: Nov 2017
Posts: 553
Irving, TX
T
TXMulti-Species Online happy OP
Pro Angler
TXMulti-Species  Online Happy OP
Pro Angler
T

Joined: Nov 2017
Posts: 553
Irving, TX
Originally Posted By: Monkeypuncher
In lakes and ponds, wind moves the bait, in rivers, current moves the bait. The outside bends of rivers are usually were you will find fish. Also any structure that shields the fish from the current. They like to ambush bait coming around the structure. Logs, rocks, etc.


Thanks for the tips!


New to angling. Catch and release. The dream - to catch at least one of every species in our great state (if I can manage to resist carp)!
https://txmultispecies.imgur.com/
[Linked Image]
Re: Tips on River Fishing? [Re: Monkeypuncher] #12519329
11/28/17 11:25 PM
11/28/17 11:25 PM
Joined: Nov 2017
Posts: 18
East TX
T
tuglyfe Offline
Green Horn
tuglyfe  Offline
Green Horn
T

Joined: Nov 2017
Posts: 18
East TX
Originally Posted By: Monkeypuncher
Also any structure that shields the fish from the current. They like to ambush bait coming around the structure. Logs, rocks, etc.


Can't emphasize this enough. Fish features in the water and you will find fish. Depending on water temp and the species they can also lurk in different depths. Try mixing up your retrieval or drift. But as @Monkeypuncher pointed out, following the current will give the best presentation. Dead drift can be extremely lethal as well as swinging. Just depends on the fish. Good luck!

Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread


© 1998-2019 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
UBB.threads™ 7.6.2