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Old 07-21-2015, 05:02 PM   #11 (permalink)
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with all the sand coming into the river when it starts to drop it will be only ankle deep !!!
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3.4 and dropping, will be looking pretty good in a week if the rain stays away.
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3.4 and dropping, will be looking pretty good in a week if the rain stays away.
What a mess. Mud, silt, sand, grass, wood, debris all over the banks. Dead grass, no willow, etc..Bugs are horrible. Got 4 the other day. 16"-18". Tight to cover.
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Old 07-24-2015, 09:32 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Couldn't wait til it dropped a little more? Is there tall grass or did the flood knock it all down, any type of hatch going on, visibility? Slough has been too good to even consider the river yet.
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Couldn't wait til it dropped a little more? Is there tall grass or did the flood knock it all down, any type of hatch going on, visibility? Slough has been too good to even consider the river yet.
At 3.7, there were not many options. Grass is a mix of green/live and yellow/dead. 4ft high minimum. Depends on the bank slope. Bass looked good. Very heavy and thick. Lots of minnows. I tried a spinnerbait, but they just flashed it. Black/blue plastic was the choice. No hatch. Clarity 10" brownish heavy stain. Couldn't step off the bank because it would have been at my armpits.

Slough is a much better choice.
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How about the willow bite???
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How about the willow bite???

slamming buzzbaits early and late
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How about the willow bite???
Any vegetation I saw that had been submerged, was dead, or non existent. Maybe some other areas that the willow didn't take a beating, there might be some, but the few spots I stopped at, had zero..
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Fall is looking promising. Won't have to worry about casting between mats of grass and moss in the lower park.
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