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sniperlee
Posted: Nov 08, 2018 - 01:58 pm


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QUOTE (yakfisher @ Nov 08, 2018 - 01:44 pm)
There is another app you can get that is sometimes more reliable than the government one.
You may have to pay a couple of bucks. It is called RiverApp.
It is designed for kayakers however it has all the info you will need for the levels.
I find it more user friendly than the government site as well.

Thnx for that info. App downloaded (free) it's much easier to navigate.

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oogie8
Posted: Nov 10, 2018 - 12:17 pm


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Another tip i can give you is, with brown water, you also have a higher velocity of current, i like to bulk up on my shot, making sure i get down quick, sometimes a bigger float is necessary, i think bulking up is better than long leads, since you want the fish to see your bait before they get hit in the nose with your shot, also running tandem can help, a 5-8 mm bead 6Ē above a large roe bag helps get you down fast and adds colour and presence. Fish will also position differently in high dirty water, try fishing shallower, and slower seams, outside edges of tailouts are especially good, sometimes these things help, but sometimes you just have to throw your middle finger up at the chocolate beast and say, i guess it beats working!

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Posted: Nov 10, 2018 - 03:47 pm


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QUOTE (oogie8 @ Nov 10, 2018 - 12:17 pm)
Another tip i can give you is, with brown water, you also have a higher velocity of current, i like to bulk up on my shot, making sure i get down quick, sometimes a bigger float is necessary, i think bulking up is better than long leads, since you want the fish to see your bait before they get hit in the nose with your shot, also running tandem can help, a 5-8 mm bead 6Ē above a large roe bag helps get you down fast and adds colour and presence. Fish will also position differently in high dirty water, try fishing shallower, and slower seams, outside edges of tailouts are especially good, sometimes these things help, but sometimes you just have to throw your middle finger up at the chocolate beast and say, i guess it beats working!

Good tips. Thank you. Tried a couple of those, tandem and heavier shots. What i havent tried as you suggested is to fish different water. I've been beating the same positions in the pool. I forgot to consider other water because I'm a deep pool fisherman. I don't normally fish runs and seams mid river. Even though i have one run i always fish that produces for me. I have to get low water conditions out of my head. I Will put into practice tomorrow what I've learned this week. Hopefully it pays off and if not I've learned how to fish differently. Gotta adapt.

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Posted: Dec 10, 2018 - 07:04 pm


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I find that when water is muddy. The holes donít produce. The deeper the pool the darker the pool as the sunlight canít get down. When it is like that I only fish the slow shallow runs, 3-4í deep. Behind some structure if you can find it.
Even though itís muddy, the sun can penetrate down. Also use some white or pink UV beads 4Ē-6Ē on top of bags. Iíve hit a bunch of Browns and chrome this year doing this.

Unless itís absolutely blown out, Iíll go fishing. Theyíre there, just have to find em.

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Posted: Dec 13, 2018 - 12:44 pm


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QUOTE (sniperlee @ Nov 02, 2018 - 10:04 pm)
Thanks for the education. I'm just getting discouraged from the results this year. Waters been low n slow. Now high n dirty.

Does anybody really catch fish in brown water? I've tried over a dozen times and I've never hooked anything but bottom. I know its fishing but jeez. After 35-40 min drive to the river i cant just go home because the rivers blown. I try and try... Phew! I feel better. Anyways I'll give er a go on sunday. Come hell or high water! Probably both. 😞

Use your wading staff people.

If I get to the river and itís got 6 inches - 1.5 feet of visibility in brownish water I will bottom bounce as your bait is always hugging bottom in the strike zone. The fish are also hugging bottom because the current is slightly slower on bottom.Like some of the other guys have said use bigger bags in brighter colours and thoroughly fish the water. Going to a stream that clears quicker can save the day but steelhead can be caught in fairly dirty water. Good luck and tight lines.

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