River Fishing – Put it on This Summer’s Bucket List
I’ll admit, I’ve mostly fished lakes most of my life, like 99.5% of my fishing lifetime. But hidden in that small .5% of river fishing, I have memories that will never be forgotten. Most of my river fishing adventures have been with my buddy Koz, who is going to start writing some of his own blog posts for SonarFish.com. Koz has spent most of his fishing career working the rapids, eddies, holes and current breaks of rivers. His knowledge of rivers seeps into my overall fishing knowledge and makes me a better overall fisherman.
From the (relatively) small amount that I’ve fished rivers, I have to say, it’s been pretty good, and it’s fun to float down the river, because you truly never know what you might see or catch. If you are looking for a new fishing adventure this summer, try fishing in a canoe down a local river with a friend who has done it before, or look into outfitters in your area that rent canoes/kayaks for river trips.
Before you go floating down the river, do a little research first about the river you will be going down, looking for things like: rapids, spots to pull up on shore to get out and stretch, and the quality of fishing in that stretch of the river. It can be dangerous to not know what you might be up against, but the rewards can be great if you take a little preventative measure. Do you have any favorite river memories to share? Please comment below, I’d love to hear them.
SonarFish Tip – Rapalas not only excel in lakes, but maybe even moreso in rivers. Make sure to bring a few different sizes along that cover shallow, middle and deeper water. Blue/silver, black/silver, and firetiger are a great repertoire to begin with. You will literally catch just about any species in the river with a rapala.
Good luck fish’n
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My name is Brad Bolton, a husband and father of four. I live in Minnesota and I enjoy spending time in the outdoors and also spending time with my family. If there is water nearby, I want to fish it.