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 Post subject: Muddy water
PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 11:02 am 
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Hi all,
Whats your version on why fishes dont bite when water become colorfull beacuse of rain.
Is it because rain water bring along a lot of vegitation ?


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 11:15 am 
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Hello Prakash,


I do not know about River Fishes but in sea, when the first rains commence and bring muddy waters from the mountains through estuaries, the predatory fish like Baramundi wait at the mouth of estuaries where they meet sea for the small fish and in spit of muddy water they strike. One can use a live bait or even a lure and would have a good game.

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Arun


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 11:23 am 
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Thanks ARUN for excellent bit of information , but my query was concerning a lake which is connected with a river where there is huge inflow of muddy water whenever it rain heavily.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 11:27 am 
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Thanks Prakash. May be some one more experienced in Lake Fishing would throw some light on your query.

Arun


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 12:49 pm 
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Try fishing the shore where water is intering the lake, and you will catch lot of fish. It is a misconception that the fishes do not feed in muddy water.

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Ali.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 1:06 pm 
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It is really simple. muddy water just means that fish can't really see you bait. But then fish don't really need too. Most predatory fish stalk movement through their lateral line. this sense organ helps them feel vibrations and movement in the water. Then there is a fish's sense of smell, which is real good. So when the water is muddy use larger and noisier lures and really smelly bait.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 1:42 pm 
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Hi Guys, Muddy water just calls for a change in tactics. Fish will feed regardless of water conditions. It's important to see we don't get stuck doing the same things time over because they worked the last time we were at the same stretch.

For fish that rely on visibility a change in lure colour/brightness will surely bring on the bite. Same way for fish that rely on smell.... add more 'scent' to the bait so it's easier for them to locate your bait. Also is a good thing to fish an inlet especially when water's coloured as it's a place food would naturally enter the water body.

Hope this helped....

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Mighty Marlin.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 3:00 pm 
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This just reminded me of an article I read on the Mepps website regarding choosing the right colours for different water conditions, The article is called - What You See is Not What You Get!, Link : http://www.mepps.com/fishing_articles/article.php?id=77 . This article will help you get a perspective of how colors of the lure's change in different waters. It sure has helped me pick the appropriate lure, espically when I head for some murrel fishing and yes, it did yield some pretty good results. All the best!. [smilie=gt-happyup.gif] :D


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 9:20 pm 
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Great article VARUN !
A must read for all.
Many thanks.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 12:04 pm 
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Thanks for the link Varun

David


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 2:28 pm 
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Your Welcome Guys! :D

Cheers.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 6:28 pm 
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Another theory on why fish dont feed bait is that rain water laced with mudd bring along a lot of eatables .How true is this?


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 7:20 pm 
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That is true. Rain water flowing down into pools, rivers and lakes always carries a lot of stuff. And a lot of that is insects, worms and plants. The good news is that this makes the fish congregate wherever the flow enter.

One good trick is to drop your bait (no weight in the rig and maybe just a float) into the flow and let it float out. Since there is no weight the bait usually ends up in 'feeding troughs' or little depression on the bottom.


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