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    Quote Originally Posted by ArthurLK11 View Post
    Look for slower moving water off to the sides of the main current. Look for eddys and areas that are protected by big rocks.
    This ^^^^

    Fish will not fight current if they don't have to. They will sit in slow areas and wait for the food to drift by.
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    Yep very good advice... hit those slower moving pockets of water... some rocks and such will provide current breaks and give the fish a place to rest and ambush food...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArthurLK11 View Post
    Make less casts all over the river and make more casts in better locations. Look for slower moving water off to the sides of the main current. Look for eddys and areas that are protected by big rocks.
    Just got back today and I did this and it worked well. Lots of coves and big downed trees that held fish.


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    Quote Originally Posted by castingcole View Post
    Title says most of it. I usually use trout magnets and / or worms under a bobber.


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    Just got back from the trip that I was asking about and thank you for all the tips! Got some mid sized gills, tons of small gills/redbreasts and 2 bass. And a ton o fun. Name:  IMG_1392.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by castingcole View Post
    Just got back from the trip that I was asking about and thank you for all the tips! Got some mid sized gills, tons of small gills/redbreasts and 2 bass. And a ton o fun. Name:  IMG_1392.jpg
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    Had no luck on the trout magnets though. Only worms/ jigs tipped with worms


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    Congratulations, keep at it...
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    Stick around and these people will you catching fish in dry gulch.

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    fish face the current and take prey that often rides with the current .
    i never cast anywhere but up stream no matter what i am using as bait and or what presentation .
    it often presents a challenge to keep a lure or presentation in the strike zone at the right speed .
    but to be sure in lots of spots and with lots of species if you work a bait upstream the fish wont eat it .
    prey moving against the current indicates its a tough whatever to try to eat .
    the sick ,elderly and young that are the typical forage dont have lots of energy to burn .
    my 2 cents ....are non cents and no cents ...just saying
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    Congrats on a nice day. I’m heading out today with the fly rod and topwater. Looking for some smallies and some hatches that will get some risers. Probably not as productive as going below, but the thrill of a topwater take can’t be beat!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BobC View Post
    ... the thrill of a topwater take can’t be beat!
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