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Old 12-24-17, 02:36 PM   #1
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Default And POOF the water is clear! Merry Xmas!

So I take a step into the river and something just seems odd... I look around and realize I can see my feet!!! Sigh... now Iím going to actually start having to tie realistic looking flies.
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Dude. Iím a Bills fan.
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Nice fish man.

I went out yesterday for a few hours and it was tough! Only had 1 rainbow to net. 2 LDR. The water is clearing and maybe that's why? Or it may have been the sudden drop in water temps. Talked to 3 others fishing and they weren't having much of a day either...
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Old 12-27-17, 10:43 AM   #7
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Dang man, that sucks.

I would have to think that dip in temps did it too..

Looking pretty cold for the next week or so.
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Old 12-27-17, 11:43 AM   #8
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It happens every year, the fishing on the Hooch gets very tough. I call it the winter doldrums. Think "small and slow". Essentially, you have to hit them in the nose with a tiny fly. It is a good time to get your high sticking game tuned up.

On warm days, there can be a Little Black Stone hatch that will get them rising, but they are super picky on them. That is usually on slower stretches of water. I think that is the reason a small Prince Nymph is a good Hooch fly.

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Old 12-27-17, 11:57 AM   #9
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Nice fish man.

I went out yesterday for a few hours and it was tough! Only had 1 rainbow to net. 2 LDR. The water is clearing and maybe that's why? Or it may have been the sudden drop in water temps. Talked to 3 others fishing and they weren't having much of a day either...

It's because they are so fed up on stoneflues.

They won't move far and are in the same but different locations. Same spots, but about 5 feet away from 2 or 3 weeks ago when they were off the channel side depth contours off the back side of structire.

They won't chase far.

Think so shallow and so deep in the wood that their backs must be dry. Bank side front of structure in fast fast water.

It's a grinders game right now.

It's certainly not because they aren't eating, the inverse.

Every fish I've caught the last week has literally been coughing up size 8 stones. Distended bellys (not spawning, farther up the bodyline).

Wood wood wood over a hard bottom with current.

As FM said, it's tough but can be done. Definitely far far far more technical fishing. With a smorgasbord of big protein in front of them you have to be ON IT!

Once you dial them some epic days can be had as they tend to group up.
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One good side effect of the cold weather: shad kill. We will probably see a shad kill this winter, the way temps are trending. If you hear about it, or start to see dead 1-2" shad in the drift, it is time. The closer to the dam the better. Try a white Bugger, or a #2 Shad Kill eFly (thus the origin of the name of that color scheme), and it is game on. Let it drift a lot with an occasional twitch. Lots of fun!

Or, based on what Alex said, try some big stone fly nymphs!

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