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Old 06-04-2012, 09:24 PM
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So it has been real rainey and miserable these past few days. But tonight there was a break in the weather so I headed down to the river. Obviously the water was deeper, faster, wider and murkier. Being new I was not sure how to fish this type of water. Any advice on it would be greatly appreciated!

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Big, flashy streamers. Vary your retrieves between fast and slow and find out what the fish want. Generally I do well with a medium retrieve with BIG streamers when the water gets high. Also, find those breaks from the current. Anywhere that will give the fish a respite from the current is prime to hold fish.



What kind of fish are you targettng?
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Big, flashy streamers. Vary your retrieves between fast and slow and find out what the fish want. Generally I do well with a medium retrieve with BIG streamers when the water gets high. Also, find those breaks from the current. Anywhere that will give the fish a respite from the current is prime to hold fish.



What kind of fish are you targettng?
Well I've really been trying to get some of the stocked rainbows but have no luck at all. So mostly I've been catching perch, bass, and panfish.
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Hi,

We had a similar post just a while back and although I replied on it I couldn't tell you how to find that thread. It is for that reason that i sometimes include some comments regarding posts on my blog page here. While what I wrote onto the blog is only a generalization it may be of some use to you. This link; http://www.theflyfishingforum.com/fo...reels/feed.rss will take you to the piece, it is the second entry down so you can either scroll or read & view your way to it. The title is 'Fishing Streamers in Less Than Perfect Conditions'..

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You could also seek clearer water. Check the tributaries of the river that is running high, fast and murky and they might be less so. Moving around seems to never be a bad idea in this sport.
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