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Any advice on how and what to use on a creek that has recenlty flooded, and is still muddy? I went fishing but caught nothing. I

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  • Any advice on how and what to use on a creek that has recenlty flooded, and is still muddy? I went fishing but caught nothing. I

    Any advice on how and what to use on a creek that has recenlty flooded, and is still muddy? I went fishing but caught nothing. I am looking for small mouth if that helps.

  • #2
    usually i've heard of catching catfish when rivers are flooded.

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    • #3
      live bait and lures with sound works best when rivers are muddy because the fish find food more by smell and sound since water clarity is low. if the creek is high then concentrate on fishin close to the shore, sometimes only a foot or two away, they will move closer to shore to try to escape the swift current.

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      • #4
        thanks for the advice!

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        • #5
          Troutslayer has some good advice. Look for areas where they would go to get out of the current. Behind logs, rocks, and be sure to go up into any small tributaries that may be coming off the creek.

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          • #6
            troutslayer had it right, I would use a crankbait or spinnerbait or rooster tail, just somethin to get theyre attention since visibillity will be low

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            • #7
              I have had success in these conditions using a jig and crawfish trailer combo or a crankbait that has a lot of vibration to attract the fish.

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              • #8
                My cousin was fishing a very flooded river where he lives in PA. He was telling me he was using live leeches and worms and they worked great. However, all spots are different so best of luck.

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                • #9
                  I always have good luck with crayfish in these conditions. In my opinion they are the best bait to use for smallies, they tear them up.

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                  • #10
                    crawdads

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                    • #11
                      Agreed with troutslayer and + 1 for you sir!!!

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