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  • Mark Crawford

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Wow, we have had some nasty weather the last week. Cold and wet. The river has not come up any. It is holding at 410 cfs, 350 avg, and water clarity is a heavy green cloudiness. I totally would be fishing some big white lightning's below a trout magnet indicator, or swinging one of my big y2ks. I like crawfish patterns with cloudy water. Grandmas brownie has always been a favorite of mine. A brown woolly bugger with white legs, I have caught smallmouth, large mouth, rock bass, trout, carp, panfish, and just ask my dad, big catfish. He didnt believe me until I pulled a nice channel catfish out of the lake when his night crawlers were not working.

Might want to add a split shot or fish heavier flies to get down to the bottom. Just be careful with the cast. Chuck and duck is a technique! Defintely not a favorable one. I have a hard hat for those days when the water is either higher than normal or we are fishing really fast water. Definitely a dangerous technique.

I will be back Monday guiding and posting how we do. Be safe on the water!

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