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Micro-Fishing Muddy Waters

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#1 levibarnett1212

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Posted 04 November 2019 - 01:29 PM

I currently live in central Texas where there is not a single clear river or creek to be found.  Since it is windy almost every day and since the weather is very bi-polar, it has been a struggle to catch anything other than small, aggressive sunfish.  I was wondering if anyone has any advice on micro fishing muddy water. 

#2 JasonL

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Posted 04 November 2019 - 11:08 PM

I have microfished the Ohio River which can be fairly turbid. I use bright colored red hooks in that setting and look for any surface activity that might give a clue to shiners. Also you might try using a float in muddy water. Sometimes that works to attract fish to the surface near your bait. It's worked for me catching emerald shiners and juvenile goldeye on the Ohio. That said, sunfish can be relentless in any setting. I frequently have to weed through a lot of them to get to my target species. If your catching them then you must be at least be doing something right. Just got to keep plugging along.

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