Whats a good setup rig for river fishing?

What type of rig would you recommend for river fishing for catfish,trout etc.?Right now I have a lot of bank sinkers and barrel swivels.What kind of line would you recommend 30lb braid? 30lb mono? What else should I add to my equipment?

Thank you.

If you fish for catfish put on some weights get a treble hook put on stink bait get a stick put it in the ground get 30 pound mono.
For smallmouth take a creek chub put a small splitshot and cast it out and let it swim around.

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  1. Hunt&Fish says:

    For catfish the lowest pound line i use is 10lb test and i use up to 50lb according to where and what im fishing. Braid works fine. I mainly use 17lb test.I have pulled in fish 1-lb-48lb trange on 17LB line.My friend even caught a 44lb flathead on 10lb test. I use live bait usually and sometimes cut bait. Blue Gill , small carp , crawdads, minnows, shad, worms etc all work but flathead usually like live bait better.I set my line up like this mainly, egg weight, bead,swivel, leader then hook.my leaders are 1-2feet long.I like the Kahle style hooks best for cats.

    i havent fished for trout much but in stocked ponds. I used corn,minnows, jigs, rooster tail spinners, and nightcrawlers to catch them.With the nightcrawlers i injected them with air so they float a little off the bottom. I used 8lb test for them with real little amount of weight.
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  2. Matt says:

    give two rigs a try:
    sory not to sure what the names of them are

    1) i always using a running sinker – i think its more versatile and can catch more styles of fish

    if this isnt working for you

    what you coudl try first is a rig which:

    2) heavy sinker on bottom, connecting to the main line will be two 20cm clear lines sticking out – each with a hook – this will give a good indication whether the fish are biting from the bottm or top – thus if you are catching fish mostly from the bottom hook – you will know to drop your line a little lower to get in the main zone – and vise versa if thats the case :)

    get braid line as its better for casting – chuck that mono crap away – 15lb braid line is ample tho – with good leader line.

    what else to add??
    mayb chuck in sum squidigy lures – 3-4 inch shads with some jig heads if possible.

    and bait to try: chicken gut – works perfectly
    but always get 2 as sometimes the fish wont bite chicken gut -so having prawn or squid for back up
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    me

  3. Backwater Charlie says:

    River fishing like "catfish,trout etc.". Dude you would need a whole different rod, reel, lure/bait, sinker, etc for Trout than you would for Bass. For Catfish?

    Depends on what kind and if the cover is heavy. If you’re fishing in lighter cover for Channel Cats, I’d pick 15lb Berkley Big Game over ANYTHING. Try the "blue" color if you can find it. I believe "berkley-fishing.com" is the only website that sales it. If it’s about middle-of-the-road cover, I’d step it up to 20lb Berkley Big Game. Remember I am talking about Channel Cats…

    If you’re heavy cover Channel Catfishing, 20lb or 25lb mono could work but I’d go with 40lb or 50lb PowerPro braid.

    For Flatheads and Blues, light to mid-cover, go with about 30lb Berkley Big Game or 60lb Power Pro. If you’re going after Flatheads and Blue Cats, I actually think 60lb Power Pro would be best overall for any cover.

    Rig? Just plain ‘ole Carolina rig. Egg sinker, a good heavy saltwater swivel, a leader, a hook.

    Channel Cats — Leader of 20lb "clear" Berkley Big Game (or the blue kind). an "offshore angler" swivel, and a 2/0 or 3/0, maybe even 4/0, kahle hook. That’s for cut-bait. For dough-baits go with a 1/0 or 2/0 baitholder.

    Flatheads n Blues — Leader of 50lb "clear" Berkley Big Game (or the blue kind), a good heavy duty swivel such as the "offshore anglers" brand, anywhere from a 4/0 to 8/0 kahle or octopus hook for both cut-baits and live-baits.
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  4. Nate Dawg says:

    For catfish:
    I use 30 lb mono(or braid) with a barrel weight 2ft from the end of line. use a med-large hook with a 2in. crayfish in deep holes.

    For trout:
    most rainbows in a trout park will go for any trout power bait on a small hook use the same rig as the catfish, only 4lb mono with a very small barrel weight

    Nate Dawg
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  5. Dan says:

    If you fish for catfish put on some weights get a treble hook put on stink bait get a stick put it in the ground get 30 pound mono.
    For smallmouth take a creek chub put a small splitshot and cast it out and let it swim around.
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