STEELHEAD FISHING IN THE MUD

Finally, we’re getting the rain we need and, guess what? The guys who have been praying for rain are now complaining that the Rivers are “chocolate milk”. We tend to forget that fish see a lot more than we do. If we have 2 ft. of visibility, they can see two or three times further than that. Plus they have other senses that enable them to know what’s going on around them. If I had a choice between low and clear or high and dirty, I’d choose high and dirty. Can’t tell you how many times we’ve  had successful days fishing the near-shore edges of dirty water. Use a big dark fly, slow it down and fish near shore.

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