I wouldn't say you are wasting your time. I haven't fished up river, but there are definitely some decent fish under the Coleman. Still catching them 22-26" around the bridge pilings with an occasional ~30". The bite is best when the current is swift.:yes: Also the most difficult time to get a jig where it needs to be.
Fishing jigs/bucktails tight to structure would be my first choice in the river right now. Duck blinds, piers, Pages Rock light, or even the channel markers should be worth a try with a jig.
I have seen birds and bait moving up river from the Coleman, so it would only make sense that something is following the bait.
Keep at it... the time spent on the water WILL pay off.:yes:
Still catching them up to 26" under the bridge.... it has slowed down a bit though. Marked some bait and fish near G17 (mouth of York) on the way back from Kiptopeake today. Caught/released one ~34" on a red/white stretch 25. Few gannets diving right next to G17.:thumbup:
Catching most all fish around the Colemen bridge and or within a mile or so from the bridge. Limited out again last night. I've been throwing plastic shad, gulp shrimp and wind cheaters. Last night they were hitting a six inch shad.
:rockon:i was there today 12-6 and lots of bait, a few hits when we got out there about slack tide, lost 3, 1 of them about 35lbs at least(could tell by the amount of line he took out). ended up boating one a 38". belieive it or not, the bite slacked when the tide really started moving.