ANCHOR TO FISH A CHANNEL
Channels — whether they run under bridges or breach adjacent shallows — make natural pathways for game fish. Attractive as they are to anglers, it’s critical to exercise good sense when setting up to fish them. Never anchor in a channel, which is akin to setting up a campsite in the middle of the street. Pick a spot off to the side, so as not to hinder traffic. This also puts you in the best position to fish. Consider setting a second anchor to prevent swinging into the channel. Bait and predators hunt the edges of the channels anyway, especially during low light, so keeping clear of the thoroughfare offers safety and productive fishing.