pdt818 wrote:anyone got some info on river LMB? i am curious since i have never caught one on a river
I am by no means an authority on river LMB, but I'll toss in what I've learned.
On the Colorado, the LMB tend to be more picky than their spotted cousins (which is why I like them-they are relatively easier to catch ). Where the river is wide, I look for cuts in the bank, even if just 6inches to a few feet feet in deviation and try to catch the fish "on the drop" whether it be a senko, tube, etc. In these cases I wacky rig the worm and let it fall, getting the hit after the first or second twitch.
If there is strucure like deadfall, It is often hard when the water is up because of the current(2K-3K cfs) and getting an accurate cast without getting hung up unless I'm tx rigged or wacky rigged.
I like the rapalas and cranks, (similar as possible to forage) and spinners on current eddies and breaks to washouts by creek inlets.
On the Guad, they will hug the bank more, so hit eddies and drops.
On the Llano, I have caught them also hugging the bank near structure. They'll hit spinners and cranks more readily on this river.