I love to fish for bream and/or spotted catfish in the river. I fish bream much more and have really increased the size of the ones I catch by fishing them deeper. The big ones are deeper and a slip cork is needed so your line doesn't have a bomerrang affect when you cast and it also enables you to cast close to trees, etc. I fish Chicot State Park a lot, here are some pics. Btw, I use spin cast reels, the two close-faced are for my daughters. The spin cast reels allow you to really get it out away from the boat with little effort. One of my daughters had a "Fishing Clinic" today at Chicot so I brought hers in case we'd fish after but it was windy so I just went run my boat.