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  • Mark Crawford

Tis the season!

Water levels are very low at 200 cfs and water clarity has been very clear. Really need rain in the area. The river is very low and clear with excellent catching in these conditions. Lots of Hopper dropper action with eggs and nymphs as droppers. The fish can be picky with the clear water clarity. Lighter tippet and smaller nymphs can be the ticket on tough days. Micro streamers to imitate sculpins and baitfish work great on the dreary days that have been few and far between,  on the sunny days get it down and look for the deeper pockets. 

   This is when trout magnets do the best. Hot pink, white, black and red can be hot! Fish them just off the bottom. And trout cranks can work well for bass that imitates rainbow and brown trout cranks. 

    The largemouth bass always start biting when the water gets low and clear. Look for the slack water and hang on. Smallmouth bass have been hitting well on tubes and ned rigs. Some of the best smallie water has been hard to get to with low water conditions,  but if ya can get to the remote areas the smallies are hitting hard! 

   Hoping we get rain in the near future! 

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