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Discussion in 'Fishing' started by rockhousehunter, Apr 6, 2020.
If i can stand to be in the water for a few hours i will fish. So i let the water temp be my determiner. Usually though tends to be more of a summer time thing for me when the daytime bite slows a bit on the lake.
With waders and water level permitting. Now. I have neoprene waders for cold water and some breathable waders for cool water. I don't usually go without waders until about June when the temps really warm up.
Be careful of hypothermia! Even if it's 90 degrees out the water temp may be considerably colder and it will suck the body heat from you fast. If your wading cold water 50-60 degrees you need waders rated for that temp. Even 70 degree water will kill you if your not careful.
As far as bait... Crawls aren't out yet but a cabin creek smoke color tube rigged weedless, mepps spinner, or a good ol rapalla shallow running minnow will get it done. If you fly fish now is the time to be stripping woolly buggers.
If I don't rain I'll be in the creek this weekend
What do you mean craws aren’t out yet. I caught a couple dozen last weekend
Good to know. I might have to set a few traps this week in my corner of Elkhorn
I passed over Elkhorn at that little park where you turn toward Stamping Ground last week and I kid you not I’ll bet I saw 30 people fishing. No social distancing going on there! I was thinking maybe white bass below those falls?
These guys gotcha.
The creek in town has been nuts. More kayaks than an Eskimo village. I might have seen it the same day you did. There's not a white bass run there and that pool is actually only about a mile and a quarter long between low head dams. It's a good spot for chunk red-eyes and smallies but don't go on a nice weekend because of the crowds. Some of our dumber citizens even fancy walking on that low head dam and swimming next to it despite the memorial plaques next to it for the people it has killed... I'm lucky enough to have spots away from people
I fished it one summer above those falls where you put the boats in with a friend. Was hot as blazes that afternoon. We caught 2 small largemouth and passed the time watching a whole family of raccoons catch crawdads.
Late April but not after its been raining.
Broke the ice on Monday
Yep! Waded Sunday afternoon and saw crawdads everywhere. Water was 52 and yes that’s cold. About 4 hours was all I could stand as I was just wearing shorts and t shirt.
Wish we had those smallmouth rivers and creeks like that here in the Purchase. I’ve caught some tiny spots and some decent little largemouth a few times walking the Clarks River but not like what y’all got. We don’t have the elevation change for much moving water I guess.
There’s tanks in the clarks right outside murray off squire Holland. Largemouth that is
Yeah I’ve fished that stretch from there past Vanderbilt Chem, past old Wiggins Furniture to Almo several years ago. With small spinnerbaits and Carolina rigged lizards and caught some decent largemouth. That’s the stretch I caught the spots in early 2000s. Just wish we had the flow and the smallmouth like they do. Shoot I about half consider largemouth trash fish lol.