Reading Water

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Reading Water

Unread postby LenH » Fri Apr 09, 2010 12:37 am

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Many factors go in to reading.

Time of year.
Water temperature
the sun's position
the lay of the water below and above the structure.

Look at this photo and lets hear your "Where is elmo"
Give reasons from photo.


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Re: Reading Water

Unread postby dan » Fri Apr 09, 2010 9:44 am

Here is where I would expect Elmo and his buddies.
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Re: Reading Water

Unread postby dan » Fri Apr 09, 2010 9:47 am

Based on shadows... I would suspect the sun is to the right side of the creek... There for I would expect the fish to sit in the shadow to the left of the structure that is in center of stream.
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Re: Reading Water

Unread postby LenH » Fri Apr 09, 2010 9:55 am

I always look at the stream just above where I want to fish.
I look at the turns and bends. The bends above are a dead give away
of where the undercuts and step drops will be. The spring floods carve
these streams out about the same way each spring.

The slants of the banks are good indicators on where the depth will be.
The structure just a bonus and also fine tunes the approach.



PS: There are some better answers than others.


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