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DADAKOTA
06-28-2010, 09:03 AM
Fished Truman for the first time in 6 years or so this weekend. Why is the water so clear? We were above Bucksaw past Pretty Bob creek and had 4 to 5 foot visibility. Felt like I was at Stockton. IS there any part of Truman that has some color to the water?

DADAKOTA
06-28-2010, 12:21 PM
C'mon fellas. Lotsof looks and no comments. Anyone got any ideas as to why the water is so clear?

bwillaub
06-28-2010, 12:47 PM
Gravity??

MO QWACK
06-28-2010, 01:41 PM
high water, no rain = clear water. the higher water filters out faster

beagle man
06-28-2010, 01:44 PM
it's always clear in july, heat causes the partacles to accelerate at a higher rate and as they colide they stick togather and get larger and fall to the bottom (as bob stated) this in turn picks up more partacles in the water and they gather on the bottom of the lake and roll the bottom flat, letting the water flow smother, thus causing a phenoman known localy and rollypollie dopler effect, that in turn clears up the water, and this time of year that is about the only thing that is clear on here

Jigging Tournaments
06-28-2010, 01:54 PM
When the lake stays high for over a month, the Green leaves from the Willow trees filter out the muddy water. If it was normal pool it would be stained.

headbanginhillbilly
06-28-2010, 02:50 PM
Fished otter creek today and it was more stained than other parts of the lake. I had about a foot of visibility.

Ranger397V
06-28-2010, 06:35 PM
I would add the fact they are just now drawing water after almost a month. The upper ends got pretty stained but as mentioned has settled.

Jigging15
06-28-2010, 08:19 PM
They start pulling water hard it will dirty up some. It does not seem to bother the fish any. We laid the smack down on Sunday down from Bucksaw in some real clear water. Could watch some of the fish hit the bait.

bwillaub
06-28-2010, 11:19 PM
Glad to hear you finally got out, Jared. The back must be feeling better?

Jigging15
06-29-2010, 12:26 AM
Still lots of pain. But after going down and watching the weighin on Saturday I could not stand it anymore. I woke up thinking I would go but talked myself out of it because of loading and unloading the boat by myself. About 30 minutes later Jeff from Everharts called and said meet him at the ramp at Tightwad. So I doubled up my pain pills and headed that way. Fished a few unproductive places before hitting the mother load. It was fast and furious before I finally had enough. 4 or 5 fish on each cedar or hedge top. Good time that had been a long time a coming. Thanks again Jeff for doing all the work and letting me catch some fish.

springhillwantabe
06-29-2010, 02:03 AM
beagle thought bob was the water engineer in this group not you to?

beagle man
06-29-2010, 06:58 AM
beagle thought bob was the water engineer in this group not you to?

and now you know the rest of the story

DADAKOTA
06-29-2010, 08:31 AM
I wondered if all the vegetation was filtering the water. Thanks fellas.

stumpthumper80
06-29-2010, 05:27 PM
Yes it was some face jerkin Sunday. Jared and I showed em whats up. And Jared you know you can go with me anytime