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When is it the best time to fish
Posted 08 February 2005 - 03:42 PM
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Posted 08 February 2005 - 04:20 PM
|QUOTE (skunked @ Feb 8 2005, 04:10 PM)|
|So as soon as the river level peaks and starts to fall, and, visibility improves should be good fishing?|
Most times Yes...BUT there are some times when there are exceptions to that rule. One river I fish use to have a daily flow that went up&down because of the flucuation of levels due to the opeing and closing of the gates on the dam that was upstream. The fish seemed to hit better as the water was rising on that river (au sable below foote) but thats really the exception more that the rule in my experiances. Falling water always seems to be better 99% of the time.
Posted 08 February 2005 - 04:42 PM
Posted 08 February 2005 - 04:48 PM
Posted 08 February 2005 - 04:51 PM
|More than just water level plays a role in where they will be at a given time,|
So what else is important?
Posted 08 February 2005 - 05:09 PM
Lots will play a factor in where to look for them such as water depth,water&air temps, location of spawing gravel, time of year (i.e spring run or fall run) structure, fisherman pressure, sunny or cloudy skies.
You mentioned steelhead some i'm guessing your looking for spring run steelies. if thats the case then the fish will be in the river to spawn in the spring so your best best to find them during the day wouls be to locate some shallow spawning gravel then fish the first hole downstream from the gravel. the fish will usually hold in the first hole during the daylight hours and wait for the cover of less fisherman and darkness to move up on the to gravel.
Posted 08 February 2005 - 07:40 PM