I have walked along the river just checking it out from Higgins north to Lawrence along the east side, and there were very few spots with easy access to the shore, that are near good fishing. But, that was only a couple times I made that hike. I would just walk on in and check it out. Thats how to find the good spots close to you. Take the trail that goes back behind the cemetarys, just north of the expressway. It leads right down to the river.