OL: Why, exactly, are the fish there?
CF: Where cormorants roost, half-digested shad plop into the water all night, creating a turd buffet for catfish. It's kind of nasty but, man, it attracts fish.
JD: Big blues, which are what I prefer to target, use deep edges like a guardrail on a highway. They kind of run into the wall and let it guide them up and down the river or lake. If there is a submerged tree or deep hole where they can stop and rest, even better.