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Old 01-25-2005, 09:29 AM
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Default What to do when water is moving 500 cfs plus?

Does anyone has any pointers on fishing a river where the current is right around 500-550 cfs? Can trout navigate current this strong behind rocks, logs,etc? or do they simply move further downstream to the deeper pools?
Also, when casting in these conditions....once my floating line hits the water, the current makes it hard to "mend" and make corrections fast enough over the areas that I suspect may even hold fish....if there are any. The water is clear but just moving fast....and it's probably going to stay this way because the big lake upstream got a lot of rain water from the past few months and the Army Core of Engineers has to make several releases...thus keeping the water movement around 500s cfs. Any pointers would be great here for a new guy to freshwater current!

Thanks, R. Logan
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