- High Water
"To trout fishermen, high water can be a blessing
or a curse. Runoff from a heavy rain or rapid snowmelt raises the stream
level and discolors the water, but the effects of these changes depend
upon the type of stream and your method of fishing. Anadromous trout and
salmon are drawn into streams by the rising water. But fishing may be tough
as long as the water stays muddy; as it starts to clear, the action picks
up dramatically. Fishing peaks when the water is clearing, but still somewhat
discolored. Resident trout become much less wary in discolored water, and
more likely to stray from cover. They feed more actively because of the
food washed in by the runoff.
So you do not have to present your bait as precisely as you normally would.
But even though the trout are feeding, fishing is more difficult in high
water because the current is swifter and the water deeper, making it hard
to get your lure or bait deep enough."
- Low Water
- Heavy Cover
- Night Fishing
- Winter Fishing
- Fishing for Trophy Trout