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Old 04-08-2010, 07:45 AM
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Many factors go in to reading.

Time of year.
Water temperature
the sun's position
the lay of the water below and above the structure.

Look at this photo and lets hear your "Where is elmo"
Give reasons from photo.
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Default Re: Reading Water

Not easy to answer your question(and i don't know who elmo is)...I would say between the branch in the water and the left bank...where the water makes a little mirror....but don't ask me why
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Default Re: Reading Water

Spinner, nice shot of water, and a good quiz.
I might've gone with the tree/ripple/mirror section, but might be too shallow. I suspect, Elmo/Walter, (a brown) is under the bank on the right side.
Current break, food, shade, structure above, nice temps. (A prime lie.)
Come back at dusk, drag a streamer through there, and give us a report!
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I always look at the stream just above where I want to fish.
I look at the turns and bends. The bends above are a dead give away
of where the undercuts and step drops will be. The spring floods carve
these streams out about the same way each spring.

The slants of the banks are good indicators on where the depth will be.
The structure just a bonus and also fine tunes the approach.
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